June 10, 2018


— Open Blogger

Feel like getting depressed? Here is a map of every county in California, showing how abysmally bad the education of our youth has become in what used to be the greatest state in the union. Percent of Students Meeting or Exceeding Standards on Latest Annual State Assessments (2017) has two pull-down menus in the upper right, with two categories of standards (English language arts/literacy and mathematics) and various ethnic groups.

What is really shocking is that the data are from the educational establishment, which has a vested interest in making themselves look at least minimally competent. Although...a really pessimistic and suspicious interpretation is that they are happily destroying public education in California so that they can clamor for more funding. Either way, it's awful.

The soft bigotry of low expectations indeed!

[Hat Tip: Jay Guevara]

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1 First.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 07:07 AM (5jVnA)

2 Hey everyone

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at June 10, 2018 07:09 AM (di1hb)

3 Make it a protectorate with no voting rights. Until it comes to its senses.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 10, 2018 07:09 AM (+Tibp)

4 Top 100.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:10 AM (MVjcR)

5 Cut 'em lose.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 10, 2018 07:11 AM (0tfLf)

6 There's a good reason I supplement my kids education when I can (reading, history, civics, mathematics, science).

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:11 AM (gjGvH)

7 I'm getting s sense of deja vu. There was a Californication thread yesterday. But yeah, they need to have their statehood revoked.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 07:11 AM (sdi6R)

8 That sucker won't open in my browser. It must be a flash.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 07:12 AM (n3xLS)

9 With apologies to our California Morons, I need to start making signs, bumper stickers, shirts, etc that say: "You're from California? SHUT UP."

Posted by: pookysgirl at June 10, 2018 07:12 AM (XKZwp)

10 Californiaism is spreading already to Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada and soon Arizona. How about a nice amicable divorce. California is just not that into us.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 10, 2018 07:12 AM (+Tibp)

11 Wow. That's awful. But, if you're teaching English proficiency and Math, there's no time left to teach about global warming, gender fluidity, and SJW concerns, and socialism, and what a crap country America is, and islam. and those are the things that are really important for children to learn. So, it's a wash.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 10, 2018 07:12 AM (9q7Dl)

12 OK, to be more serious, I have a great friend who just retired from 30 years of teaching in SoCal. Excellent teacher...the one al the parents wanted for their kids. But in the last several years only half the parents could speak English, and most of them were on drugs, or selling them. The decline of education in CA is horrifying. And its coming to all of us soon.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 10, 2018 07:13 AM (0tfLf)

13 I saw a 48% met/exceed number for one county:  Placer.  San Diego was at 43% (abysmal) and the liberal bastions in the Bay area were in the mid 30 percent range.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:14 AM (gjGvH)

14 I'm sure they test above average in Spanish language proficiency, so everything's fine.

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 10, 2018 07:14 AM (CxVWA)

15 When they are bankrupt then it will come to a point to take over the state finances.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 07:14 AM (pHfeF)

16 Can't we we exploding collars on all Californians, which detonate if they cross the state line? I think it's only fair, and no CaliContamination for the rest of us.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 10, 2018 07:14 AM (9q7Dl)

17 California is like mohammedans they just keep pushing.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 07:15 AM (n3xLS)

18 But, if you're teaching English proficiency and Math, there's no time left to teach about global warming, gender fluidity, and SJW concerns, and socialism, and what a crap country America is, and islam. " Bingo!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 07:16 AM (7LY+6)

19 I think California is a useful experiment, showing what happens when you give the radical left too much power. This is what you get, people. Don't listen to them. Its tyranny + failure. The problem is as others have said: they ruin a place then flee like locusts and for some asinine reason people listen to them when they go somewhere else. "Lets do what we did to the last place!" "Durrh, okay mister!"

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:17 AM (39g3+)

20 In the public sector, failure is always due to a lack of money. Never, never is it because of incompetence, laziness or putting the interests of employees over the public they're supposed to serve. So cough up, you fascist Tea Baggers! And where's my fat pension check?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 07:17 AM (LsBY9)

21
Ok, missed the book thread but the word of the day made me think of a new one - tittidiot - A man who lost his thought because of the presence of boobs.
Also sidebar pic of G7 actually made me laugh out loud.  Still laughing.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 10, 2018 07:17 AM (r+sAi)

22 My kid got in trouble in school the other day for using the word "lesbian" in a less than flattering way (the other kids were doing the same thing).  I have to constantly remind my kids there are things they can't say in school without getting in trouble, and that school is no longer a place where one can express free thought.  Home is a different matter.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:18 AM (gjGvH)

23 Don't forget, they're smarter than you, too... Heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 07:18 AM (7LY+6)

24 If they didn't force their Leftist views on to the rest of the country I couldn't care if they rationed everyone to a cup of water a day. But I see warning labels on materials ' California has determined this causes ............."

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 07:18 AM (pHfeF)

25 If dumbing down our students so that illegal aliens can get a fre  ahh taxpayer funded education that is a price we are willing to pay.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 10, 2018 07:18 AM (pw+jk)

26 "Clearly, the answer is to give us more money" --California Teacher's Unions and school administration

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:18 AM (39g3+)

27 "Educators". They like to be called "educators".

Posted by: tu3031 at June 10, 2018 07:19 AM (O5Q3r)

28 The way to take California away from the lefties is to support the State of Jefferson movement (soj51.org).  Contrary to Wikipedia, the plan now is not to divide the state north-south but east-west, taking the Central Valley away from them but letting them keep the coastal cities except San Diego and maybe Orange County.

Posted by: jdgalt at June 10, 2018 07:19 AM (3SFo/)

29 I don't want California to secede. I want the idiots who are destroying the state to emigrate to a foreign country.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 07:19 AM (LsBY9)

30 374 Right now I am reading another crappy "thriller" book. Two nights by someone or other. Pretty formulaic. Taking a break between buckets of Wodehouse and tackling Tom Jones.


Take Robert Mitchum from the Big Sleep, turn him into a kick ass bullet dodging girl , who takes on two guys at once with debilitating dislocation moves. Get shot in the shoulder and drinks beer and coffee a recuperation process. Half way through we find that the bad guys are basically Chirstian "survivalists" who accidentally bombed a Jewish elementary school while trying to bomb a mosque or a muslim grocery store. Turns out some little Jewish kid found the abandoned backpack bomb and decided he wanted it and without looking into it, brought it to the school. Throw in some white supremacy .......... still have a dumpster fire to go.

This is the seconf piece of popular "American" fiction that basically christians, whites, and Americans as the monster. Meanwhile Janie, McToughgirlpants, is walking all over town as a private investigator shooting the shit out of people in hotels, and the cops are like, "Hey, try not to do that so publicly, next time. Paperwork you know. But yeah kill them.because we all know they are the worst."

Now we know she was hired by some rich Jewish lady to find the killers of backpack boy, yeah he blew himself up with the appropriated backpack".
The way this novel reads, I can guaran-damn-tee you that ugly old Fagan like Jewish lady will be behind it all.

So that is three for three on "modern crime thrillers" that basically paint the average American "Moron" as evil incarnate who gets to be hunted like dogs by Janey McToughgirl pants"

As window into the cluttered attic of a leftist mind, its illustrative, not a bad read, cause talks like Mitchum in Big Sleep, but coo coo for cocoa puffs on the ideology.




Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 10, 2018 12:18 PM (9dzlp)



My magnum opus got willowed on the book thread, so I brought it forward, because it was soooooo, good. 

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 10, 2018 07:19 AM (9dzlp)

31 Signed into law by Ahnuld, Commiepenis celebrates Harvey Milk Day in it's K _ 12 schools. The future SJW's learn how great people like Caitlyn Jenner are and not peep about what statutory rape is.

Posted by: torabora at June 10, 2018 07:19 AM (B4gUo)

32 10 Californiaism is spreading already to Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Nevada and soon Arizona. Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 10, 2018 12:12 PM (+Tibp) And New Yorkism, New Jerseyism, and Massachusettsism are spreading all throughout the East Coast into the South. The residents of all those states are fleeing elsewhere and many bring their voting habits with them. I've suggested, tongue in cheek, that perhaps the master plan of the Left is to turn their states and cities into such hellholes that the residents flee to neighboring areas and turn them Left as well. But that is exactly what is happening, and it couldn't be any more efficient if it *was* planned.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 07:20 AM (sdi6R)

33 California has determined this causes " I chuckle every time I see that. We've gone from "reg Penn dept of ag" to "California is magic"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 07:20 AM (7LY+6)

34 27 "Educators". They like to be called "educators".

Posted by: tu3031 at June 10, 2018 12:19 PM (O5Q3r)

 

Some are, but others are propagandists.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:21 AM (gjGvH)

35 Funny, it's almost as though there were a cultural or racial factor affecting the success of schoolchildren. But we all know that's unpossible.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2018 07:21 AM (WFV7d)

36 The Kalifornia teacher unions run the state.

Kalifornia is making lots of millionaires. Every single teacher and state worker will be one. A friend is a teacher and he tells me that the pension administrators tell him his pension is north of three million dollars.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 10, 2018 07:22 AM (pw+jk)

37 Two nights by someone or other. " Soon to be a Weinstein production?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 07:23 AM (7LY+6)

38 It's straightforward from here: 1. Accelerate the glorious transformation of California into the Progressive Promise of the Glorious Future! 2. People flee, to the backwards, bitter-clinging enclaves of imperialist white-supremacist capitalistic cisheteropatriarchal haters. 3. Those people infect and agitate for the glorious policies of the PDRK, Kalifornicating the locales they land in. 4. Victory!

Posted by: People's Democratic Republic of Kalifornia[/i] at June 10, 2018 07:23 AM (DMUuz)

39 21 Ok, missed the book thread but the word of the day made me think of a new one - tittidiot - A man who lost his thought because of the presence of boobs. Also sidebar pic of G7 actually made me laugh out loud. Still laughing. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 10, 2018 12:17 PM (r+sAi) ------ Thank you. My wordpower has been enriched!

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:23 AM (MVjcR)

40 his pension is north of three million dollars. " Guaranteed by whom?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 07:24 AM (7LY+6)

41 Gosh I forgot to say that "meets standard" is meets the new standard which is a low standard.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 10, 2018 07:24 AM (pw+jk)

42 36 Kalifornia is making lots of millionaires. Every single teacher and state worker will be one. A friend is a teacher and he tells me that the pension administrators tell him his pension is north of three million dollars. Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 10, 2018 12:22 PM (pw+jk) It's good to be in the Nomenklatura, eh comrade?

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 07:24 AM (sdi6R)

43 #15 if they ever go bankrupt they can balance the books by the simple expediency of not shoveling cash at illegal aliens...$23 billion a year.

Posted by: torabora at June 10, 2018 07:25 AM (B4gUo)

44 Get shot in the shoulder and drinks beer and coffee a recuperation process. I'm fine with Mike Hammer doing this because he's big, tough, and was in the war. But having a woman do this just means she's a dude with boobs, and that's boring and lame. If you want to write a guy, write a guy. I know its harder to get published unless you have a tough grrl protagonist who beats up all the boys and out manly's them, but for crying out loud, why even write a female character if she's not going to be in any sense of the word female?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:25 AM (39g3+)

45 his pension is north of three million dollars. "

Guaranteed by whom?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 12:24 PM (7LY+6)

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The government, which the schmucks that have to pay taxes... particularly property taxes.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 10, 2018 07:25 AM (pw+jk)

46 Interesting ethnic breakdown.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 07:26 AM (LBSeG)

47 maybe it would help if they just renamed everything like a fantasy novel - in stead of california you could call it petalitia; the governor would be the grand wizard; the representatives would be fidledrumers who convene in the capital, lusitania; they're building a magic carpet that will run from the shires of las pebeluta to san lipilatua. couldn't hurt.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 10, 2018 07:26 AM (Pg+x7)

48 Signed into law by Ahnuld, Commiepenis celebrates Harvey Milk Day in it's K-12 schools They probably don't mention how Jim "Flavor Ade" Jones was a big friend who helped him campaign.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:27 AM (39g3+)

49 Filipinos are killing it.

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 07:28 AM (z2FAZ)

50 Speaking of California, I'm trying to gauge the interest in a So Cal meetup, mostly San Diego County Centric.  It anyone is interested, please send me a note at the sidebar on the main page.  sandiego_socal_meet at hotmail dot com. 

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:28 AM (gjGvH)

51 14 No, they can't read or write in Spanish either. Or read or write cursive. Or read a clock with hands. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at June 10, 2018 07:28 AM (9TR2V)

52 48 Signed into law by Ahnuld, Commiepenis celebrates Harvey Milk Day in it's K-12 schools

They probably don't mention how Jim "Flavor Ade" Jones was a big friend who helped him campaign.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:27 PM (39g3+)

 

Drinking the Kool-Aide in Kalifornia.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:28 AM (gjGvH)

53 Interesting ethnic breakdown. Unsurprising, though. The culture that has grown up around ethnic groups rather than being broadly American is so destructive to kids. Its weird because regional differences are disappearing as TV and movies create a sort of general USA accent and culture, but ethnic ones are becoming stronger and more divided. There's more difference between a white kid and a black kid in one neighborhood than there is between an Oregonian and a Arkansian these days.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:29 AM (39g3+)

54 his pension is north of three million dollars. " Guaranteed by whom? Posted by: Anon a mouse President Bernie Sanders

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2018 07:29 AM (IqV8l)

55 Idocracy was not a how to movie

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 07:30 AM (JFO2v)

56 44 Get shot in the shoulder and drinks beer and coffee a recuperation process.

I'm fine with Mike Hammer doing this because he's big, tough, and was in the war. But having a woman do this just means she's a dude with boobs

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:25 PM (39g3+)

 

Transgender?  Even Better.  And I see you're using the proper gender identity as well.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:30 AM (gjGvH)

57 By the way, its going around the internet right now: Justin Trudeau during an interview at G7 had his freaking eyebrow slide off his face part way. Fake eyebrows.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:30 AM (39g3+)

58 36 Those pensions are mostly unfunded.  The state 'crats and "educators" have written guarantees into the state constitution, but they're no good against taxpayers who have left the state, or who no longer have anything to give because they've been taxed to death.  And by the time most of them retire, everyone will be in one of those two categories.

Posted by: jdgalt at June 10, 2018 07:31 AM (3SFo/)

59 The son is career Navy and stationed in San Diego. He has been for the past two years or so doing Shore Duty. The chick he found out there and has had a relationship with for the last couple of years makes a bo... Nope, I shouldn't say it as she's a nice girl.

Posted by: Dick at June 10, 2018 07:31 AM (SRarZ)

60 51 14 No, they can't read or write in Spanish either.
Or read or write cursive. Or read a clock with hands.
Ask me how I know.

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at June 10, 2018 12:28 PM (9TR2V)

 

THIS.  Cursive is almost a lost art with the current generation of school kids.  Hell, some don't even know how to properly tie their shoes.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:32 AM (gjGvH)

61 52 Only one here in SD I know is rhomboid. There's a few in L.A.

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at June 10, 2018 07:32 AM (9TR2V)

62 27 "Educators". They like to be called "educators". Posted by: tu3031 at June 10, 2018 12:19 PM (O5Q3r) So back in 80s the education dept at Utex was so bad the Liberal Arts College broke it off into its own college. Back in my days about 1200 to get into Tex Biz school and about 875 to get into education.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 07:33 AM (JFO2v)

63 but they're no good against taxpayers who have left the state, or who no longer have anything to give because they've been taxed to death. Exit taxes. Like Germany did to emigrating Jews.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 07:33 AM (LsBY9)

64 Yeah, but students in Glorious Pipple's Republic of Kalipornia are first in world at denouncing all whites as racists, heaping criticism upon Wester Civilization, still fighting the War of Northern Aggression and acting like slavery still exists 150 years after we had a devastating war to end it, and putting condoms on bananas. All of which are great resume enhancers for future employers. Hire one today!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at June 10, 2018 07:33 AM (HaL55)

65 Speaking of California, I'm trying to gauge the interest in a So Cal meetup, mostly San Diego County Centric. It anyone is interested, please send me a note at the sidebar on the main page. sandiego_socal_meet at hotmail dot com.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 12:28 PM (gjGvH)


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Little far for me.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 10, 2018 07:34 AM (pw+jk)

66 They probably don't mention how Jim "Flavor Ade" Jones was a big friend who helped him campaign. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:27 PM (39g3+) Let alone the fact that Milk was a pederast.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2018 07:34 AM (WFV7d)

67 California teachers do not pay into social security. They have CalSTRS for a pension system...64% funded...but on track to be fully funded by 2046. Bwahaha!!! Thank me for the laugh. So when the state gives teachers their haircut they won't even have social security to fall back on.50% of school district funding has to be spent on teacher salaries...and 20% is going to pensions.

Posted by: torabora at June 10, 2018 07:35 AM (B4gUo)

68 but they're no good against taxpayers who have left the state, or who no longer have anything to give because they've been taxed to death.

Exit taxes. Like Germany did to emigrating Jews.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 12:33 PM (LsBY9)


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It will be everything you own but you will be glad to pay it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at June 10, 2018 07:36 AM (pw+jk)

69
Trump imposes tariffs on fake eyebrows.  LOL.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 10, 2018 07:36 AM (r+sAi)

70 61  52 Only one here in SD I know is rhomboid.
There's a few in L.A. 
Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at June 10, 2018 12:32 PM (9TR2V)
 
There's "Deplorable Jay Guevara" who's in N. San Diego County based on the "Thread before the Gardening Thread" yesterday.  A few others showed up in that thread including rhomboid. 

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:36 AM (gjGvH)

71 While we're at it can we take Illinois away from Crook County?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 10, 2018 07:37 AM (SiINZ)

72 By the way, its going around the internet right now: Justin Trudeau during an interview at G7 had his freaking eyebrow slide off his face part way. Fake eyebrows. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:30 PM (39g3+) I don't care what you stupid capitalist cerdos think. That Canadian boy is NOT my son! Fake eyebrows? Not my son!

Posted by: Zombie Fidel Castro at June 10, 2018 07:37 AM (y8Foj)

73 49 Filipinos are killing it. Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:28 PM (z2FAZ) how come they get their own category separate from Asian?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 07:37 AM (hMwEB)

74 I'm trying to gauge the interest in a So Cal meetup, mostly San Diego County Centric. Thanks. Awfully nice to offer, even though I'm in Texas. But I figure there's a non-zero chance the state will confiscate my bank account "because we need it more than you."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 07:37 AM (LsBY9)

75 June 5, 2018 JACKSON, Miss. - School- and district-level passing rates for the first administration of the 3rd Grade Reading Assessment are now available to the public. The passing rate report is posted on the Mississippi Department of Education website. Statewide, 93.2 percent of 3rd graders passed the test. The initial pass rate has increased every year since the test was first administered, rising from 85 percent in 2015, to 87 percent in 2016, to 92 percent in 2017. More than 60 school districts had a pass rate of 95 percent or higher. The Literacy-Based Promotion Act requires 3rd graders to pass a reading assessment to be promoted to 4th grade. Students are provided with three opportunities to pass the test. Now, to check out the CA results... Sheesh. I'm sorry I looked, CA morons. Y'all be fucked. Bu remember, MS is a conservative backwater hellhole, and CA is Oh So Enlightened.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at June 10, 2018 07:37 AM (0ogQG)

76 Exit taxes. Like Germany did to emigrating Jews. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 12:33 PM (LsBY9) I thought "death taxes" were exit taxes.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 07:39 AM (y8Foj)

77 51 14 No, they can't read or write in Spanish either. Or read or write cursive. Or read a clock with hands. Ask me how I know. Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at June 10, 2018 12:28 PM (9TR2V) At least half of illegal immigrants are high school dropouts in their country. At least half of best of the best, DACAs, are functionally illiterate in English. And these people are going to vote? fix social security? become productive citizens? HA fukn HA HA.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 07:39 AM (JFO2v)

78 74
I'm trying to gauge the interest in a So Cal meetup, mostly San Diego County Centric.

Thanks. Awfully nice to offer, even though I'm in Texas. But I figure there's a non-zero chance the state will confiscate my bank account "because we need it more than you."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 12:37 PM (LsBY9)

 

Don't worry, they're already confiscating mine.  One of the highest State tax rates in the country.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:39 AM (gjGvH)

79 who the heck uses fake eyebrows?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 07:39 AM (hMwEB)

80 44 Get shot in the shoulder and drinks beer and coffee a recuperation process.

I'm fine with Mike Hammer doing this because he's big, tough, and was in the war. But having a woman do this just means she's a dude with boobs, and that's boring and lame. If you want to write a guy, write a guy. I know its harder to get published unless you have a tough grrl protagonist who beats up all the boys and out manly's them, but for crying out loud, why even write a female character if she's not going to be in any sense of the word female?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:25 PM (39g3+)


Nail on the head.  Not a bad character, except it's clearly a dude with boobs and a girls name. 

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at June 10, 2018 07:39 AM (9dzlp)

81 Cursive is useless. That style of writing existed because people wrote in continuous streams of ink using quills, etc. In a universe of Bic pens and mechanical pencils, there is no point. Except for my signature, I haven't written anything meaningful in cursive in... decades?

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 07:40 AM (z2FAZ)

82 49 Filipinos are killing it. Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:28 PM (z2FAZ) how come they get their own category separate from Asian? Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 12:37 PM (hMwEB) I don't think Asians consider Filipinos real Asians. And Asians have a lot of pull in Caliphornia.....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 07:40 AM (y8Foj)

83 81 Cursive is useless. That style of writing existed because people wrote in continuous streams of ink using quills, etc. In a universe of Bic pens and mechanical pencils, there is no point.

Except for my signature, I haven't written anything meaningful in cursive in... decades?

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:40 PM (z2FAZ)

 

Kids today can't write cursive, but they can sure talk it.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:41 AM (gjGvH)

84 So 10% of school district spending is going to just teacher pension funding and not covering the bet. This is also not reflecting on similar expense for staff pensions. California is walking a financial tight rope.

Posted by: torabora at June 10, 2018 07:41 AM (B4gUo)

85 Cursive is useless. That style of writing existed because people wrote in continuous streams of ink using quills, etc. In a universe of Bic pens and mechanical pencils, there is no point. Except for my signature, I haven't written anything meaningful in cursive in... decades? Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:40 PM (z2FAZ) But you CAN if you have to.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 07:41 AM (y8Foj)

86 Criminey, can we have an exfiltration operation to get the CA Morons out? Good folks, trapped.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 07:41 AM (LsBY9)

87 who the heck uses fake eyebrows? Apparently he does. Makes me wonder what other work he's had done to look 20 years old when he's in his 40s.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:42 AM (39g3+)

88 June 13th will mark 5 years since I left California. I don't regret it. It had turned into a cesspool of indifference, Democratic tyranny, crime, high taxes, and illegals. Prettiest sight I ever saw was California in my rear view mirror after 32 years.

Posted by: mpfs, Out of work RUSSIAN spy! at June 10, 2018 07:42 AM (79p/O)

89 Califailure. 


Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at June 10, 2018 07:42 AM (DxWUs)

90 At least half of illegal immigrants are high school dropouts in their country. At least half of best of the best, DACAs, are functionally illiterate in English. And these people are going to vote? fix social security? become productive citizens? HA fukn HA HA. Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 12:39 PM (JFO2v) Here in NJ, you'd be surprised how many Spanish-speakers CAN'T write in Spanish. Or maybe you won't.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 07:43 AM (y8Foj)

91 You notice that the chart you linked to is broken down by race? By the educuators OWN DATA, in all but a few places White and Asian Students meet or exceed all State Standards in almost every county. Latino students, statewide, a very poor to mediocre. And black students are the absolute worst of all, in spite of their supposedly knowing how to speak English. Yes, bringing in a bunch of illegal aliens has really dragged down California. But although they're a problem, they are not actually the biggest problem California has. We're scared to admit what the biggest problem is, even though it jumps right out of the data when you look at it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2018 07:43 AM (V2Yro)

92 I'm a Californian. For the love of God, please take our state away!!

Posted by: William Hailey at June 10, 2018 07:43 AM (XCAJd)

93 82 49 And Asians have a lot of pull in Caliphornia.....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 12:40 PM (y8Foj)

 

In the University of California (UC) system, they don't.  They are considered "over-represented" and thus get penalized for doing so well academically with reverse affirmative action.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:44 AM (gjGvH)

94 "But you CAN if you have to." Sure. But re: "have to," in what possible scenario is writing in cursive necessary?

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 07:44 AM (z2FAZ)

95 Apparently he does. Makes me wonder what other work he's had done to look 20 years old when he's in his 40s. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:42 PM (39g3+) I've seen guys in their 40's--even 50's--who look like their in their 30's.....

Posted by: Bob Costas at June 10, 2018 07:44 AM (y8Foj)

96 Apparently he does. Makes me wonder what other work he's had done to look 20 years old when he's in his 40s. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:42 PM (39g3+) I've seen guys in their 40's--even 50's--who look like their in their 30's..... Posted by: Bob Costas at June 10, 2018 12:44 PM (y8Foj) Me too!

Posted by: Tom Cruise at June 10, 2018 07:45 AM (y8Foj)

97 Apparently he does. Makes me wonder what other work he's had done to look 20 years old when he's in his 40s. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:42 PM (39g3+) I've seen guys in their 40's--even 50's--who look like their in their 30's..... Posted by: Bob Costas at June 10, 2018 12:44 PM (y8Foj) Me too! Posted by: Tom Cruise at June 10, 2018 12:45 PM (y8Foj) It's possible. But eventually, time will catch up with you....

Posted by: Zombie Dick Clark at June 10, 2018 07:46 AM (y8Foj)

98 77 At least half of illegal immigrants are high school dropouts in their country. At least half of best of the best, DACAs, are functionally illiterate in English. And these people are going to vote? fix social security? become productive citizens? HA fukn HA HA. Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 12:39 PM (JFO2v) They're going to vote. That's all that matters.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 07:48 AM (sdi6R)

99 94 Sure. But re: "have to," in what possible scenario is writing in cursive necessary? Posted by: Apostate Passing notes in class. The 'educators' can't read them. *Personally, I don't care if they phase out cursive, but it does help in learning/controlling fine motor skills for your dominant hand.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at June 10, 2018 07:49 AM (0ogQG)

100 On the rare occasion that I actually use pen and paper to do something other than fill in a form, it's easier and faster for me to write in cursive than to print. Plus, for some reason, my print often resembles a toddler's scrawling.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 07:49 AM (NL6wI)

101 You all fail to appreciate that many or even most of the crazies in California aren't actually from California. The failure of the federal government has allowed many, many people from third world countries to flood the state. And, the rest of the union sends their crazies to California, where they infect the host and then spread to the surrounding areas.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 07:50 AM (/LIOp)

102 "But you CAN if you have to." Sure. But re: "have to," in what possible scenario is writing in cursive necessary? Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:44 PM (z2FAZ) I don't know. But it's like being able to tell time from a hand clock or to multiply and divide numbers without a calculator. Or recall phone numbers from memory. Just something many younger people have no idea how to do.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 07:50 AM (y8Foj)

103 Cursive is useless. That style of writing existed because people wrote in continuous streams of ink using quills, etc. In a universe of Bic pens and mechanical pencils, there is no point. Except for my signature, I haven't written anything meaningful in cursive in... decades? Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:40 PM Teaching 'fine motor skills' like cursive writing teaches to young children is not without value. I'd prefer a surgeon with extremely fine motor skills to excise my inevitable cancerous growth, thank you very much.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic [/i] at June 10, 2018 07:50 AM (LOgQ4)

104 Cursive is useless. That style of writing existed because people wrote in continuous streams of ink using quills, etc. Right, it was a way of writing that didn't require you to lift your pen very often, thus reducing splotching and dripping. But is an attractive style of writing, and these days its almost a secret unbreakable code like a manual transmission.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:50 AM (39g3+)

105 98 77
At least half of illegal immigrants are high school dropouts in their country. At least half of best of the best, DACAs, are functionally illiterate in English. And these people are going to vote? fix social security? become productive citizens? HA fukn HA HA.
Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2018 12:39 PM (JFO2v)


They're going to vote. That's all that matters.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 12:48 PM (sdi6R)

 

There have also been pushes from time-to-time to extend to vote to 16-year-olds, and you guessed it, a Dem was pushing this.  Dems in Cali also want to extend the franchise to former felons as well.  I guess anything to increase the number of Dem voters.  I guess the dead aren't enough anymore.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:51 AM (gjGvH)

106 *Personally, I don't care if they phase out cursive, but it does help in learning/controlling fine motor skills for your dominant hand. Posted by: GnuBreed at June 10, 2018 12:49 PM (0ogQG) Oh, I'm sure many male morons here have FINE motor skills in their dominant hand.....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 07:51 AM (y8Foj)

107 I've seen guys in their 40's--even 50's--who look like their in their 30's..... Yeah its not impossible but given this event one does have to wonder. Even Cruise and Costas has work done to stay like that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:52 AM (39g3+)

108 Sure. But re: "have to," in what possible scenario is writing in cursive necessary? Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 12:44 PM (z2FAZ) You could use it to pass sensitive information

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at June 10, 2018 07:54 AM (czkHE)

109 If you just took coastal California, LA through Marin and let it form its own country, everyone would be much, much better off, including California and the USA as a whole. The only people that would suffer would be the people of the new Coastal Californian country where the insane would be in charge of the asylum without any check.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 07:54 AM (/LIOp)

110 Yeah its not impossible but given this event one does have to wonder. Even Cruise and Costas has work done to stay like that. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:52 PM (39g3+) No doubt. But the trick to pulling off looking younger than your years is keeping (most) of your hair. (sigh)

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 07:54 AM (y8Foj)

111 Ah, my relentless march through your institutions proceeds apace.

Posted by: Zombie Uncle Karl Marx at June 10, 2018 07:54 AM (Tyii7)

112 If your argument for teaching cursive is about surgery, time to just give up the ghost. Cursive was a waste of time back when I was a kid, and that was quite some time ago.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 10, 2018 07:55 AM (H5knJ)

113 I made a conscious decision a number of years ago to abandon cursive writing, in favor of writing recognizable upper and lower case letters. I reasoned that the basic purpose of writing was to communicate clearly. But some people can't even write recognizable upper and lower case letters.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 07:55 AM (sdi6R)

114 >>>There have also been pushes from time-to-time to extend to vote to 16-year-olds, and you guessed it, a Dem was pushing this. Dems in Cali also want to extend the franchise to former felons as well. I guess anything to increase the number of Dem voters. I guess the dead aren't enough anymore. Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 12:51 PM (gjGvH)>>> The voting age should be set as Camera Hogg's age +1.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 07:55 AM (/LIOp)

115 One third of America's welfare recipients live in California.

Posted by: torabora at June 10, 2018 07:56 AM (B4gUo)

116 On the rare occasion that I actually use pen and paper to do something other than fill in a form, it's easier and faster for me to write in cursive than to print. Plus, for some reason, my print often resembles a toddler's scrawling. Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 12:49 PM (NL6wI) Funny. I can write in cursive, but practically never do, as even I cannot read the resulting scrawl. All through university, and all through my work career, note-taking was, and is, done by printing. Printing slows me down, and gives me a chance to form the letters better.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2018 07:56 AM (WFV7d)

117 Sure. But re: "have to," in what possible scenario is writing in cursive necessary? Posted by: Apostate Why require any kind of writing? Use your phone.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2018 07:56 AM (IqV8l)

118 No doubt. But the trick to pulling off looking younger than your years is keeping (most) of your hair. And dying it black. I'd look a good 20 years younger if I dyed my hair and beard but I worked hard for years to get this way. Damned if I'm gonna hide it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 07:56 AM (39g3+)

119 And now, we return you to ice venue for midget figure skating!

Posted by: Bob Costass at June 10, 2018 07:57 AM (Tyii7)

120 Teaching 'fine motor skills' like cursive writing teaches to young children is not without value. I'd prefer a surgeon with extremely fine motor skills to excise my inevitable cancerous growth, thank you very much. Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 10, 2018 12:50 PM (LOgQ4) Proper penmanship is just as good for "fine motor skills" and has the added benefit of not devolving into undecipherable chicken scratch. Also the merit of teaching something to everybody, solely to possibly slightly benefit the 0.01% of people becoming surgeons is very questionable

Posted by: Sjg at June 10, 2018 07:57 AM (gDSJf)

121 My kids are homeschooled (they're in CA after all), and I am having trouble seeing the point in being able to write much at all. Everything is electronic nowadays. After seeing how absolutely atrocious their writing is, however, I've broken down and made them start doing "penmanship," though mostly printing.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 07:58 AM (/LIOp)

122 Q. What Made Jodie Foster Agree to Star in the Worst Movie of the Year? A. She's an idiot.

Posted by: Frankly at June 10, 2018 07:58 AM (I+2UP)

123 112 If your argument for teaching cursive is about surgery, time to just give up the ghost. Cursive was a waste of time back when I was a kid, and that was quite some time ago.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 10, 2018 12:55 PM (H5knJ)

 

It would be hard to read old family letters without cursive.  I suppose for historians it would be necessary.  I also find writing in cursive a whole lot faster;  I used it exclusively for note-taking in college (granted I was too poor to do it any other way).  Call me archaic, just like my Constitutional beliefs.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 07:58 AM (gjGvH)

124 Future surgeons would probably be better off gaming as kids because I suspect surgeries will increasingly rely on robotics. Unless they want to do something like doctors without borders.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 07:59 AM (/LIOp)

125 I'm more likely to watch Jodi Foster's movie than another Star Wars or Marvel movie. I'm just curious how badly Disney can fuck up Incredibles.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 08:00 AM (/LIOp)

126 I figured with the Rachel Jenteel testimony, cursive will be the written language for secret messages when shit hits the fan.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 08:00 AM (LBSeG)

127 When I took Russian in high school, part of the class was learning to write in cyrillic. And they don't print except for signs and typed documents, its all cursive -- or at least it was in the 80s when I took the language. And they have a different alphabet, of course. In the process of learning to write in Russian and not using cursive since grade school I kind of... lost the ability to write in English clearly using cursive. I'd mess up and mix in cyrillic characters to the point I just gave up trying.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 08:00 AM (39g3+)

128 Fine motor skills in six and seven year olds isn't just for future surgeons. It's so that they can tie their own shoe laces. Pick up an expensive cell phone without dropping it to the floor. Hit the correct keys on a keyboard. I suspect more than a few of you are lying about being 29 years old. Stuff which involved using your tiny little fingers was tough back then. I took practice to make the brain/finger connection work.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic [/i] at June 10, 2018 08:02 AM (LOgQ4)

129 I found the same thing in learning Russian - it colonized my little-used English cursive.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 10, 2018 08:05 AM (H5knJ)

130 I always remember the video from Project Veritas where O'Keefe inquired about educating his young whores. The community organizer said, "Well, you don't want them to get too smart..."
The poor education is intentional. If they can't read, they will never realize the lies they are being told.

Posted by: PJ at June 10, 2018 08:05 AM (qlTN9)

131 "I'd mess up and mix in cyrillic characters to the point I just gave up trying." Arabic is like that. I was demonstrating cursive English writing (probably to an Arab, but I forget) and slipped into Arabic, which is also written in a continuous flow.

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 08:05 AM (z2FAZ)

132 Speaking of social justice wanking, I'm taking the red-eye to LA. I just love the first class booster seats.

Posted by: Bob Costass at June 10, 2018 08:06 AM (Tyii7)

133 The thing about takng California away is where to put them. I do not want them. Any takers?

Posted by: Picric at June 10, 2018 08:06 AM (NnLR6)

134 If you use less than 55 gallons per day, do you get water credits that you can sell to other people?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 10, 2018 08:06 AM (/qEW2)

135 California can't be redeemed.

We're just better off distributing a flaming bag of excrement for every California resident / porch and letting them slide into fecal oblivion.

Posted by: Fritz at June 10, 2018 08:06 AM (J7XgW)

136 And, the rest of the union sends their crazies to California . . . Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 12:50 PM (/LIOp) Hey, that's *our* excuse! Californians need to come up with their own!

Posted by: Florida at June 10, 2018 08:06 AM (g5YYQ)

137 If the little kids I've seen are any indication, they'll have been manipulating smart phones and ipads and playing video games before they hit kindergarten.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 10, 2018 08:07 AM (H5knJ)

138 110 No doubt. But the trick to pulling off looking younger than your years is keeping (most) of your hair. (sigh) Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 12:54 PM (y8Foj) Or, if that's not possible, going full Agent 47 and shave everything but the eyebrows. I'll consider trying that if I ever see massive GAINZZ and finally drop the excess weight--otherwise, I'd resemble PVT Pyle from Full Metal Jacket.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 08:07 AM (NL6wI)

139 Snatch this pebble from my hand, California, and it will be time for you to go.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:08 AM (yQpMk)

140 I imagine Arabic cursive is as hard to read as Russian, so many linked similar characters. There's like 5 characters in Russian that are small variants or different lengths of the same sort of W shape. Run a few of them together and it becomes just a bunch of loops. I guess Russians used to use lines over and under some letters to differentiate them (imagine writing i t i l without a cross through the t or a dot over the i) but they don't any longer.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 08:09 AM (39g3+)

141 "the rest of the union sends their crazies to California . . ." I've heard this defense from Californians before, blaming the rest of the country for their insanity (which is very Californian). But it ain't the case, man. Crazies went to California because crazies were in power, there. The crazies had already taken over and were welcoming more crazies. There was no magic telepathic signal that made every leftist nutcase in America go to the same place. They were drawn there, deliberately.

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 08:09 AM (z2FAZ)

142

coke and pepsi have change their script because people can't read it.
jk

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 10, 2018 08:09 AM (r+sAi)

143 130 I always remember the video from Project Veritas where O'Keefe inquired about educating his young whores. The community organizer said, "Well, you don't want them to get too smart..." The poor education is intentional. If they can't read, they will never realize the lies they are being told. Posted by: PJ at June 10, 2018 01:05 PM (qlTN9) Perfectly emblematic of the Democrat party.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 08:10 AM (5jVnA)

144 Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 10, 2018 01:02 PM (LOgQ4) Which can all be developed by regular penmanship.

Posted by: Sjg at June 10, 2018 08:10 AM (gDSJf)

145 People complain about cursive because they have bad penmanship.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:11 AM (yQpMk)

146 My old boss at the auction house grew up in Israel, and some Hebrew quirks, like no vowels, crept into his cursive. He'd use the same loop to stand for every vowel.

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 08:12 AM (ANIFC)

147 They were drawn there, deliberately." Are you going to San Fran Cisco...?? Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 08:12 AM (7LY+6)

148 "I imagine Arabic cursive is as hard to read as Russian, so many linked similar characters." That actually does sound similar. A whole host of Arabic letters (half or so? more?) are only differentiated from one another by the presence or absence of little dots or lines, which are often half-assed or skipped. Also, they have this bizarre habit of stacking letters vertically (in a language which is obviously meant to be written horizontally) so a little jagged lightning bolt with some squiggles around it supposedly represents, 2 to 3 similar (but phonetically different) letters. Their "calligraphy" is a nightmare. Most Arabs can't even read it unless they're told ahead of time what it's supposed to mean.

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 08:12 AM (z2FAZ)

149 Ugh, while it's neat to mouse over various areas and then select from the dropdowns, this is a really stupid format. This could easily be presented in the form of a table which would make it easier to digest the trends.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 10, 2018 08:13 AM (/qEW2)

150 Everyone should use a crayon when they write.

Posted by: Slow Uncle Joe Biden at June 10, 2018 08:13 AM (Tyii7)

151 >>>I've heard this defense from Californians before, blaming the rest of the country for their insanity (which is very Californian). But it ain't the case, man. Crazies went to California because crazies were in power, there. The crazies had already taken over and were welcoming more crazies. There was no magic telepathic signal that made every leftist nutcase in America go to the same place. They were drawn there, deliberately. Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 01:09 PM (z2FAZ)>>> First of all. Fuck you. Second of all. You're saying the same thing I am. Some nut jobs get control in SF and draw enough people here to dominate the whole state. Now they're allowing the US to import people from third world countries and going to do it to the US as a whole.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 08:13 AM (/LIOp)

152 Enter to win a Masterpiece Arms 308Batan https://wn.nr/Umr6Uz

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:14 AM (yQpMk)

153 People complain about cursive because they have bad penmanship. Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:11 PM (yQpMk) I complain about cursive because duplicating the written form on your language is a waste of time and effort, and the lazy and sloppy writers of cursive quickly devolve into something that is difficult for anyone else to read.

Posted by: Sjg at June 10, 2018 08:14 AM (gDSJf)

154 My kids are homeschooled (they're in CA after all), and I am having trouble seeing the point in being able to write much at all. Everything is electronic nowadays. After seeing how absolutely atrocious their writing is, however, I've broken down and made them start doing "penmanship," though mostly printing.
Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 12:58 PM (/LIOp)


good clean penmanship is a mark of clear thinking and dedication, and education.

Ain't necessarily true, but it is one of the things people use to judge

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 08:16 AM (2K6fY)

155 I've always found See 'n Say to be extremely helpful.

Posted by: Slow Uncle Joe Biden at June 10, 2018 08:16 AM (Tyii7)

156 Bought a small shed at Lowe's yesterday. Came home, assembled it. Without looking at 40 page long instruction manual once. I have a few parts let over. But am procrastinating looking through the 40 page instruction manual.

Posted by: Forgot My Nic [/i] at June 10, 2018 08:17 AM (LOgQ4)

157 I don't know anyone that block prints more than a few words. It's too slow.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:17 AM (yQpMk)

158 Loving parents teach their children to write in copperplate.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 08:17 AM (LsBY9)

159 I am having trouble seeing the point in being able to write much at all. In the coming Dark Age, there will be a need for trained scribes.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 10, 2018 08:18 AM (PqlHO)

160 I wonder how hard it is to learn cuneiform.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:18 AM (yQpMk)

161 >>>Ain't necessarily true, but it is one of the things people use to judge Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 01:16 PM (2K6fY)>>> True enough, but how often do you actually see someone write something?

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 08:18 AM (/LIOp)

162 Bought a small shed at Lowe's yesterday. Came home, assembled it. Without looking at 40 page long instruction manual once. I have a few parts let over. But am procrastinating looking through the 40 page instruction manual. Posted by: Forgot My Nic at June 10, 2018 01:17 PM (LOgQ4 ++++ You're the man. Plus, this is so funny.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 08:18 AM (dJklA)

163 75---But remember, MS is a conservative backwater hellhole, and CA is Oh So Enlightened. Posted by: GnuBreed at June 10, 2018 12:37 PM (0ogQG) ----------------------------- There no reason to suppose that those CA and the MS students are taking the same test. And to be honest, any standard that 93% of kids in MS can fulfill or excel has got to be absurdly low. You can't overcome the demographics of the state.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 08:18 AM (0jtPF)

164 How can anyone get worked up about the California educational system failing the Latinos? For the most part, they're not even part of this nation. They're not even citizens. It would be like complaining about a hospital because it hadn't treated sufficient numbers of dogs, cats or horses, as if they were veterinarians.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 10, 2018 08:18 AM (/qEW2)

165 Heh, I was recently talking with one of the atty's I work for. Somehow guns came up. Her husband and sons are hunters. I told her I had an awesome 308. She laughed and said I thought I would only hear that phrase at home.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 08:18 AM (LBSeG)

166 Baked clay tablets will be popular after the Burning Time.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:19 AM (yQpMk)

167 California was never the greatest state in the Union.

Posted by: garrett at June 10, 2018 08:19 AM (6Vmzd)

168 >>I have a few parts let over. My father's nickname : Spare Parts

Posted by: garrett at June 10, 2018 08:20 AM (6Vmzd)

169 There comes a point where you can't blame the imports. Are 2nd generation native Californians nutters or prisoners of the nutters? I don't know . Someone from CA would have to tell me.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:20 AM (2DOZq)

170 Washington DC: Federal government Sacramento, California: Feral government

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 08:20 AM (LsBY9)

171 Akkadian has been deciphered for well over a century. That means you can teach yourself for free from a number of out-of-copyright primers.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 10, 2018 08:21 AM (PqlHO)

172 That'd be me - blockprinting. I can do it pretty fast, because that's all I do. I found my own cursive hard to read (and had always disliked the process), so I just quit. Not that I write much of anything these days. Keyboards have taken over most everything I do.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 10, 2018 08:21 AM (H5knJ)

173 Some decades ago, when I still had kids in HS, I went to a PTA meeting where it was announced, proudly, that 70% of our graduating seniors passed the the 10th Grade exit exam. I was gobsmacked.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:21 AM (yQpMk)

174 I have a few parts let over.

I'm feeling a little light headed and wobbly.

Posted by: Your Shed at June 10, 2018 08:21 AM (Tyii7)

175 Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:17 PM (yQpMk) I was able to handwrite all of my notes in college in normal print. So it was plenty fast enough for me. I suspect if people put as much time into practicing normal letters and learning and writing cursive there would be very little difference in speed. Sort of like the Dvorak keyboard. Sure you can type faster after switching, you've just put a few hundred hours of practice that you never wouldve done otherwise.

Posted by: Sjg at June 10, 2018 08:22 AM (gDSJf)

176 step 1: everyone who wasn't born here  in #Failifornia just GTFO. i don't care if you're from New York or Nuevo Loredo, or any other shithole around the world.


Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at June 10, 2018 08:22 AM (huVNL)

177 I remember working for a major insurance company back in the 1980s. There was a woman in the office who had the oddest handwriting I've ever seen. She was American and wrote in English, but it looked almost like Arabic. Her letters were like horizontal lines with occasional loops. It was meticulously neat and quite readable once you got used to it. But I can't imagine what a customer thought who got a note from her. Like I said, it looked like Arabic, or maybe Morse code.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 08:22 AM (sdi6R)

178 When I asked how the 30% that didn't could be graduating I was told that we were the best in the county.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:22 AM (yQpMk)

179 Usually the only time I have extra parts left over is when I was rebuilding a carburetor. Yeah, I don't need those little needle thingies.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 10, 2018 08:22 AM (thv/P)

180 I was an engineer major my first year so I took a couple of drafting classes. That's when I switched from cursive to printing.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:22 AM (2DOZq)

181 Grump: PTA meetings Me: PITA meetings

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 08:23 AM (LsBY9)

182 I was able to handwrite all of my notes in college in normal print. So it was plenty fast enough for me. Could others read them?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:23 AM (yQpMk)

183 F-1 Pre race from Montreal is starting on ABC

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 08:24 AM (pHfeF)

184 I can write cursive and print with either hand I do it nicely with the right hand I scrawl like a first grader with my left hand

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:24 AM (hMwEB)

185 Reeducation might be a better term for their aim.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 08:25 AM (ycWCI)

186 I can write cursive and print with either hand How did you come to have this skill?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:25 AM (yQpMk)

187 Yeah, I don't need those little needle thingies. Wanna share?

Posted by: starbucks at June 10, 2018 08:25 AM (PqlHO)

188 >>>169 There comes a point where you can't blame the imports. Are 2nd generation native Californians nutters or prisoners of the nutters? I don't know . Someone from CA would have to tell me. Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 01:20 PM (2DOZq)>>> Most of people in California from out of state don't have (many) kids. They rely in the federal government leaving the borders open in order to import the kids that will support them and indoctrinate the rest through the failing schools. We're only a couple of generations away from Ronald Reagan being governor. And about 3 times as many people voted Republican in a low turn out primary for Governor than did in Georgia.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 08:25 AM (/LIOp)

189 186 I can write cursive and print with either hand How did you come to have this skill? Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:25 PM (yQpMk) Usually it's a broken hand.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:26 AM (2DOZq)

190
I can type with both hands.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 10, 2018 08:26 AM (r+sAi)

191 I rebuilt a motorcycle transmission once and ended up with one thin shim left over. It still worked fine.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:26 AM (yQpMk)

192 I can eat with both hands.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 08:26 AM (LsBY9)

193 I just found an amazing video of David Brooks explaining why he is the was he is. The link brings you to the right moment in an hour long discussion he's part of, and it only takes 20 seconds to roll your eyes completely around in your head. https://youtu.be/6qoLYYBj4Yw?t=6m53s

Posted by: Grimaldi at June 10, 2018 08:26 AM (CxVWA)

194 149 Ugh, while it's neat to mouse over various areas and then select from the dropdowns, this is a really stupid format. This could easily be presented in the form of a table which would make it easier to digest the trends. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at June 10, 2018 01:13 PM (/qEW2) Agreed. I wish there were at least a separate page containing a tabbed set of tables. There's a "Download Workbook" button, but the downloaded file is in "Tableau" format which would require my installing an application to read it.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 08:27 AM (NL6wI)

195 Like I said above. Let Coastal California from LA to Marin secede and we'll have not only a great California, but a greater USA.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 08:27 AM (/LIOp)

196 California is a dumpster fire, Trouble is that they have no water handy. I predict the state will continue to burn for awhile more. Why do people leave that state and inflict their politics elsewhere when it is plain as the nose on their face progressive/commie govt. fails every time.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at June 10, 2018 08:27 AM (0OmEj)

197 Could others read them? Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:23 PM (yQpMk) Yes, because even if a bit sloppy, normal print is the dominant form of writing. So even slight mistakes are easily recognizable. Since cursive is incredibly rare now, almost no one is used to seeing even slightly deprecated forms outside of their own. So imperfect cursive quickly becomes more illegible than print.

Posted by: Sjg at June 10, 2018 08:27 AM (gDSJf)

198 You have to be a vain man to have fake eyebrows.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 08:27 AM (pV/54)

199 If the main factor in California's decline were a great influx of moonbats from other states, wouldn't we see a concomitant reduction in moonbattery in those states of origin?!? I (mostly) blame the changes on mass immigration. And free lunch.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 08:27 AM (0jtPF)

200 Nowadays, thanks to digital cameras, you can take repeated pictures of the assemblies in addition to using an egg flat for the parts in order. It is certainly a lot safer.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:28 AM (yQpMk)

201 Without looking at 40 page long instruction manual once. ------------ Reading the manual is for wusses.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at June 10, 2018 08:28 AM (K2jyi)

202 Okay I'm not going to share what I can do with both hands.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:28 AM (2DOZq)

203 Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 01:22 PM (huVNL) Ugh, does that mean I would have to move back?

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 08:28 AM (LBSeG)

204 Almost everywhere I've worked in California, I'm the oddball that was actually born in California.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 08:28 AM (/LIOp)

205
I can make a frowny face with 4 eyebrows.

Posted by: J Trudeau at June 10, 2018 08:28 AM (r+sAi)

206 Perhaps we need an Constitutional Amendment to limit state-to-state relocation.

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 08:29 AM (ANIFC)

207 192 I can eat with both hands. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 01:26 PM (LsBY9) ++ I can't. I am left-handed and it is annoying for people who are right-handed to have to sit next to me. (Or I believe it is, no one has ever said.)

Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 08:29 AM (dJklA)

208 Another thing about cursive - it's not terribly standard in practice. Once upon a time, for lawsuits, I had to decipher the handwriting of doctors and nurses. It's like they all wrote in different variant dialects of the English language (even accounting for jargons and abbreviation).

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 10, 2018 08:29 AM (H5knJ)

209 If conservatives were smart, they'd stop throwing money at other races and start pouring money into getting California to secede. I'd happily give the "new" country of California a trillion dollars to leave the USA as startup capital.

Posted by: Jackso at June 10, 2018 08:29 AM (8QdWH)

210 You have to be a vain man to have fake eyebrows. Posted by: Ignoramus ----------- This is about my forehead implant, isn't it?

Posted by: Geraldo Rivera at June 10, 2018 08:29 AM (K2jyi)

211 I can't. I am left-handed and it is annoying for people who are right-handed to have to sit next to me. (Or I believe it is, no one has ever said.) I have a flying right elbow when I set to at the the table. You don't want to be on that side.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:30 AM (yQpMk)

212 >>>199 If the main factor in California's decline were a great influx of moonbats from other states, wouldn't we see a concomitant reduction in moonbattery in those states of origin?!? I (mostly) blame the changes on mass immigration. And free lunch. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 01:27 PM (0jtPF)>>> Yes. Your welcome. Imagine how much your state would suck otherwise. And, you're not wrong on immigration. But it's only a part of it.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 08:30 AM (/LIOp)

213 "First of all. Fuck you. Second of all. You're saying the same thing I am." SUPER Californian, with a hint of NJ. *three paragraphs of anthropological analysis of Californian cultural pathologies deleted for the sake of harmony; pretty interesting, though*

Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 08:31 AM (z2FAZ)

214 >>>209 If conservatives were smart, they'd stop throwing money at other races and start pouring money into getting California to secede. I'd happily give the "new" country of California a trillion dollars to leave the USA as startup capital. Posted by: Jackso at June 10, 2018 01:29 PM (8QdWH)>>> Can't get rid of San Diego. Has too many bases, military, etc. Plus it's awesome. But coastal LA to Marin should definitely be let loose.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 08:31 AM (/LIOp)

215 It would seem Leftifornia is awash with money now the economy has picked up, but as soon as President Kameltoe is in power the economy will crash and she will make the rest of us foot the bills.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 08:31 AM (pHfeF)

216 207 192 I can eat with both hands. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 01:26 PM (LsBY9) ++ I can't. I am left-handed and it is annoying for people who are right-handed to have to sit next to me. (Or I believe it is, no one has ever said.) Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 01:29 PM (dJklA) Don't know why it's looked down upon, but I'm one of those guys that eats with the fork upside down in my left hand after cutting the meat with knife in the right hand.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:31 AM (2DOZq)

217 >>>SUPER Californian, with a hint of NJ. *three paragraphs of anthropological analysis of Californian cultural pathologies deleted for the sake of harmony; pretty interesting, though* Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 01:31 PM (z2FAZ)>>> Insult me, I'm going to insult you, douchebag.

Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 08:32 AM (/LIOp)

218 We're only a couple of generations away from Ronald Reagan being governor. And about 3 times as many people voted Republican in a low turn out primary for Governor than did in Georgia. Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 01:25 PM (/LIOp) Back then, California was still a great state to live in. Reagan was Governor. Pete Wilson was Mayor of San Diego, my original home town til my junior year of high school. It was still a rat race and the best thing we ever did was move from there to WNC.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 10, 2018 08:32 AM (thv/P)

219 40 page long instruction manual

My daughter coined a word when she was 3 or 4 and I was putting together some complicated toy - "Why don't you use the constructions?"

I have used the word constructions ever since.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 10, 2018 08:32 AM (r+sAi)

220 I am left-handed and it is annoying for people who are right-handed to have to sit next to me. (Or I believe it is, no one has ever said.) Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 01:29 PM (dJklA) I'm just plain annoying to sit next to.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 08:32 AM (LsBY9)

221 There are some parts of the nation that are so self destructive and entrenched in stupid and/or corruption that I see no possible way for them to turn it around. Detroit, California, Baltimore, New Jersey, etc. There's no hope for them outside divine intervention.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 08:32 AM (39g3+)

222 I did a few gigs writing Instruction Manuals. I always read them. Pro Tip : Just throw them on the back of the John. They'll get read.

Posted by: garrett at June 10, 2018 08:32 AM (6Vmzd)

223 I have a flying right elbow when I set to at the the table. You don't want to be on that side. Posted by: Grump -------- Hmm. Might be a catchy name for a restaurant, "Flying Elbows". Or, a biker bar.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at June 10, 2018 08:33 AM (K2jyi)

224 All I want is for the Californians who created this mess to not be allowed to migrate to other states and ruin them, too. *I don't envy the CA 'ron's and 'ette's, and they would be welcomed in any other state should they decide it's time to flee.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 10, 2018 08:33 AM (W+vEI)

225 To be honest, I do not worry about cursive writing. Cursive writing is a useful skill when you are using a quill and ink or a fountain pen- you do not want to lift the nib any more than you have to to avoid blots or smears. Far more important is vocabulary and the ability to communicate what they mean. Which is also not really being taught or learned.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 08:34 AM (ycWCI)

226 Make it a territory and implement a bounty on stupid.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 10, 2018 08:34 AM (vV/gB)

227 How did you come to have this skill? Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:25 PM (yQpMk) Usually it's a broken hand. Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 01:26 PM (2DOZq) Yup! Broke my wrist in 3rd grade. Still had to do homework. Sat next to a girl who broke her leg. I felt lucky, comparatively.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:35 AM (hMwEB)

228 I'm just plain annoying to sit next to. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 01:32 PM (LsBY9) +++ You are a dear, a favorite here, one of the smart and funny ones. Don't know why you beat yourself up so.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 08:35 AM (dJklA)

229 ?que?

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2018 08:35 AM (Evws/)

230 Don't know why it's looked down upon, but I'm one of those guys that eats with the fork upside down in my left hand after cutting the meat with knife in the right hand. Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 01:31 PM (2DOZq) Same. I'd offer a fork-weirdo fistbump but I don't know which hand we're supposed to use.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:36 AM (fZuhk)

231 KTE writes with her right hand but grips a tennis racquet with her left.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:36 AM (hMwEB)

232 I can think of other states in need of intervention: IL, NY, CT, NJ, WA, and OR. Intervention as in keeping all military assets and letting the screen door slam them on the ass on the way out.

Posted by: colfax mingo at June 10, 2018 08:37 AM (MFFyI)

233 >>I'd happily give the "new" country of California a trillion dollars to leave the USA as startup capital. Hell, no! They don't get to secede just because things aren't going their way politically. Too many other states have suffered with the activism wrought by the progressive CA a$$holes who ruined their state (see: Apple CEO boycotting Indiana over bathroom legislation, Google/facebook/youtube censoring conservative voices, etc.).

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 10, 2018 08:37 AM (W+vEI)

234 >>Don't know why you beat yourself up so. ...because he'll never amount to nothin'!

Posted by: Hadrian the Sixth at June 10, 2018 08:37 AM (6Vmzd)

235 Have you heard of the Speedwriting systems?  They are pre-computer, handwriting systems sort of like shorthand, but using standardish alphabet, and promised to be learned quickly and to be able to record 100 words to the minute for a proficient user.

It reminded me of my personal note taking for classes where for example, I would use "fr" to stand both for For and From since they were similar consonants but could be determined by context. 
However, these systems are much better thought out.

I love the idea of something that fast that is all in the head instead of using some sort of stenophone computer program.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 08:37 AM (2K6fY)

236 My father seem to have predicted what was to come in CA . When Lockheed closed in Louisiana in 1969 he was sent to CA on a six month assignment while we stayed in Louisiana. They offered him a permanent position in CA after the assignment but turned it down because he said it wasn't where he wanted to raise his family. I guess he hated hippies. Always wondered how I would have turned out if he had accepted.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:37 AM (2DOZq)

237 "https://youtu.be/6qoLYYBj4Yw?t=6m53s" David Brooks: Guys like him get more feminine as they get older. Well, when you start with low-T ...

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 08:38 AM (pV/54)

238 California Reconstruction General Law No. 1: No current officeholder nor anyone employed by them is eligible for election or appointment to the new California government or employment or contract with same.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 08:38 AM (LsBY9)

239 I think California is a useful experiment, showing what happens when you give the radical left too much power. This is what you get, people. Don't listen to them. Its tyranny + failure. The problem is as others have said: they ruin a place then flee like locusts and for some asinine reason people listen to them when they go somewhere else. "Lets do what we did to the last place!" "Durrh, okay mister!" Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 12:17 PM (39g3+) Sort of how the Soviet Union was a "useful experiment". Today, Eastern Europe is the only sane areas on the continent after decades of the miracle of Communism. Maybe that enlightenment will happen to America and Western Europe.....Naaahhh.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 08:38 AM (9BLnV)

240 Don't know why it's looked down upon, but I'm one of those guys that eats with the fork upside down in my left hand after cutting the meat with knife in the right hand. Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 01:31 PM (2DOZq) Same. I'd offer a fork-weirdo fistbump but I don't know which hand we're supposed to use. Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 01:36 PM (fZuhk) My grandmother taught that it was acceptable to cut the meat with the fork in left and knife in right, but then to eat you switched to the fork in right.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 08:38 AM (ycWCI)

241 In a sane world, areas that dysfunctional would be conquered and reorganized by the conquerors. That's what's really needed in those cases: a brief period of military/colonial rule during which workable norms are reinstated. But that's an impossibility, of course. There's a point at which democracy simply doesn't function and has to be stopped, and places like Detroit are there and have been for some time. But you can't say these things out loud. We apparently have to go on fordver pretending Detroiters are fit to govern themselves.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at June 10, 2018 08:39 AM (H5knJ)

242 My grandmother taught that it was acceptable to cut the meat with the fork in left and knife in right, but then to eat you switched to the fork in right. Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 01:38 PM (ycWCI) Knife? Fork? What are these words you speak?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 08:40 AM (LsBY9)

243 216 Don't know why it's looked down upon, but I'm one of those guys that eats with the fork upside down in my left hand after cutting the meat with knife in the right hand. Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 01:31 PM (2DOZq) I'm left-handed and I use the fork in my left hand and the knife in my right. Easy Peasy.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 08:40 AM (sdi6R)

244 231 KTE writes with her right hand but grips a tennis racquet with her left. Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 01:36 PM (hMwEB) Rafael Nadal is right handed except for tennis.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:40 AM (2DOZq)

245 That CA proficiency test is for basic skills. There's an even bigger fall-off in reasoning skills. Even in our colleges. It's led to why I call this time The Sleep of Reason.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 08:40 AM (pV/54)

246 ...because he'll never amount to nothin'! Posted by: Hadrian the Sixth at June 10, 2018 01:37 PM (6Vmzd) +++ LOL.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 08:41 AM (dJklA)

247 I love the idea of something that fast that is all in the head instead of using some sort of stenophone computer program. Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 01:37 PM (2K6fY) I've never found a computer text entry system - aside from a real big-boy keyboard with full-travel mechanical keyswitches - that was half as fast as Graffiti for the old Palm Pilots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffiti_(Palm_OS)

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:41 AM (fZuhk)

248 Rafael Nadal is right handed except for tennis. Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 01:40 PM (2DOZq) he just won again, didn't he?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:41 AM (hMwEB)

249 Being ambidextrous has it's perks, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 10, 2018 08:41 AM (thv/P)

250 The decline in education is a 50 state problem not just California's. In trying to reinvent the wheel in teaching methods the whole system fell apart.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2018 08:42 AM (wt+j+)

251 David Brooks: Guys like him get more feminine as they get older. Well, when you start with low-T ... Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 01:38 PM (pV/54) David Brooks always struck me as one of those types that couldn't wait to get old. I remember seeing him on television when he couldn't be much older than 40 and he already looked like he was in his 50's.....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 08:42 AM (y8Foj)

252 There are some parts of the nation that are so self destructive and entrenched in stupid and/or corruption that I see no possible way for them to turn it around. Detroit, California, Baltimore, New Jersey, etc. There's no hope for them outside divine intervention. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 01:32 PM (39g3+) Is "divine intervention" a code word for "nuke them from orbit"?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 08:42 AM (9BLnV)

253 248 Rafael Nadal is right handed except for tennis. Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 01:40 PM (2DOZq) he just won again, didn't he? Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 01:41 PM (hMwEB) 11th French Open title. Amazing dominance.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:43 AM (2DOZq)

254 Graffiti for the old Palm Pilots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffiti_(Palm_OS) Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 01:41 PM ( That brings back memories.

Posted by: Emmie at June 10, 2018 08:43 AM (m8Z4o)

255 CBD, why do you presume that government schools are for educating our children and youth? Both Mrs. Franpsycho and I have worked professionally with SFUSD and we have served on site council and PTA. You can be assured this is not so. In fact she reports there is a major exodus underway, to private, charter, and parochial schools.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 10, 2018 08:43 AM (EZebt)

256 Being ambidextrous has it's perks, IYKWIM. Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 10, 2018 01:41 PM (thv/P) You can breathe underwater, for starters.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:44 AM (fZuhk)

257 250 The decline in education is a 50 state problem not just California's. In trying to reinvent the wheel in teaching methods the whole system fell apart. Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2018 01:42 PM (wt+j+) +++ This is the truth.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 08:44 AM (dJklA)

258 It would be interesting if this data could be compared to a private school-system closest in size to 'Public Education'. My guess is that would be the Catholic schools. A chart of quality vs cost in both systems would be eye opening I presume.

Posted by: PhilD at June 10, 2018 08:45 AM (Acr76)

259 11th French Open title. Amazing dominance. Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 01:43 PM (2DOZq) and so handsome *sigh*

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:45 AM (hMwEB)

260 >>Being ambidextrous has it's perks, IYKWIM. Yep. Way better than being just an herbivore or carnivore.

Posted by: garrett at June 10, 2018 08:46 AM (6Vmzd)

261 258 It would be interesting if this data could be compared to a private school-system closest in size to 'Public Education'. My guess is that would be the Catholic schools. A chart of quality vs cost in both systems would be eye opening I presume. Posted by: PhilD at June 10, 2018 01:45 PM (Acr76) And 'real' cost would be an interesting comparison. I am betting even with tuition, the private schools might be cheaper from a 'total cost to society' standpoint, considering how much money is poured into public education.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 08:47 AM (ycWCI)

262 257 250 The decline in education is a 50 state problem not just California's. In trying to reinvent the wheel in teaching methods the whole system fell apart. Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2018 01:42 PM (wt+j+) I think the teaching method is only 2nd on the causation list. The complete abandonment of classroom control of the disrupters is the primary reason for the decline IMO.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:47 AM (2DOZq)

263 Since we are in a left right hand conversation it has been said most dictators, tyrants, and elected leaders come more often from left handed people.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 08:48 AM (pHfeF)

264 Being ambidextrous has it's perks, IYKWIM. So you're an Acturian, eh?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:48 AM (yQpMk)

265 Knife? Fork? What are these words you speak? Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 01:40 PM (LsBY9) so fancy wait until they start bragging about plates and glasses too

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 08:48 AM (hMwEB)

266 I've never found a computer text entry system - aside from a real big-boy keyboard with full-travel mechanical keyswitches - that was half as fast as Graffiti for the old Palm Pilots.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graffiti_(Palm_OS)
Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 01:41 PM (fZuhk)


I can't find any links, but that reminds me of the script used with the Roman wax tablets.  The script was modified because it was gouged into a wax surface and certain lines didn't take.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 08:48 AM (2K6fY)

267 Since we are in a left right hand conversation it has been said most dictators, tyrants, and elected leaders come more often from left handed people. The sinister side.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:49 AM (yQpMk)

268 263 Since we are in a left right hand conversation it has been said most dictators, tyrants, and elected leaders come more often from left handed people. Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 01:48 PM (pHfeF) They are so creative! /s

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 08:49 AM (ycWCI)

269 It's a right handed world, just often ruled by left handed people

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 08:49 AM (pHfeF)

270 " might be cheaper from a 'total cost to society' standpoint" I think a LOT cheaper.

Posted by: PhilD at June 10, 2018 08:49 AM (Acr76)

271 There are some parts of the nation that are so self destructive and entrenched in stupid and/or corruption that I see no possible way for them to turn it around. Detroit, California, Baltimore, New Jersey, etc. There's no hope for them outside divine intervention. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 01:32 PM (39g3+) Is "divine intervention" a code word for "nuke them from orbit"? Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 01:42 PM (9BLnV) Yeah, let's incinerate millions of innocent people because of a relatively small coterie of leftist assholes....

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 08:50 AM (y8Foj)

272 Obama was left-handed.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 08:51 AM (pV/54)

273 Pope Francis Clarifies That God Just One Of Many Immortal Beings Who Speak To Him Every Day http://bit.ly/2HDMko1

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:51 AM (yQpMk)

274 California might well be in violation of the Constitutional requirement that all states provide a Republican form of government with their asinine "primary" system. While it is true, as Tom Servo reminded me, that the states have full control over their methods of filling political offices, there is still the final Constitutional requirement of this Republican form of government, which I believe California violates with its jungle primaries. If California were to just be honest and call them "first-run general elections" then that would be fine (with the parties able to hold their own primaries before that to pick who they want to participate in the general elections representing them) but California doesn't do that and, instead, lies about these being "primaries", which they most certainly aren't, and in doing so stops parties from holding their own actual primaries. One of the federal government's few actual jobs is to insure that states have this sort of Republican government so it is within the power of the feds to do all kinds of shit to the California political system to get it in line with the Constitution.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 10, 2018 08:51 AM (ZxqOz)

275 Count; I agree. 1st day in Senior English 1967 Teacher; I just returned from teaching at Kenyatta College in Kenya If you don't want to learn, GET OUT

Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2018 08:51 AM (wt+j+)

276 272 Obama was left-handed. Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 01:51 PM (pV/54) Probably still is.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 08:51 AM (ycWCI)

277 Yeah, let's incinerate millions of innocent people because of a relatively small coterie of leftist assholes.... Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 01:50 PM (y8Foj) Better safe than sorry!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 08:52 AM (9BLnV)

278 273 Pope Francis Clarifies That God Just One Of Many Immortal Beings Who Speak To Him Every Day http://bit.ly/2HDMko1 Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:51 PM (yQpMk) Dear Lord. Hush, Francis.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 08:52 AM (ycWCI)

279 I used to have to read a lot of letters, a good number of them hand-written. A huge number of people have handwriting similar to 12 year-olds.

I found I paid more attention to letters written with good handwriting.  My mom had beautiful Palmer script, I think my Grandmother had copperplate.  They both were teachers.
I wrote in block print and broke their hearts, but I started teaching and practicing cursive about 15 years ago.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 08:53 AM (2K6fY)

280 Stalin may have naturally been left handed but he seriously injured his left arm when he was a kid so he may have been forced to use his right hand.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 08:53 AM (2DOZq)

281 Nuke it from space.

Posted by: Under Fire NOt Sporting Eyebrow Toupes at June 10, 2018 08:53 AM (r9UYA)

282 Obama was left-handed. Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 01:51 PM (pV/54) Probably still is. Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 01:51 PM (ycWCI) Only when he masturbated. For everything else, he used Reggie's.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 08:53 AM (9BLnV)

283 Obama was left-handed. Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 01:51 PM (pV/54) Meh. I'm right-handed and I'm more coordinated with my left hand than Barky is. Barky is no-handed. He's an uncoordinated mess.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 10, 2018 08:53 AM (ZxqOz)

284 Just looked this up, leftys have a higher percentage and Ford, Reagan, G.H. Bush, Clinton and Jug Ears so it is a trend.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 08:53 AM (pHfeF)

285 That brings back memories. Posted by: Emmie at June 10, 2018 01:43 PM (m8Z4o) Every few months I poke around to see if someone's published a custom keyboard for iOS that mimics the old Graffiti digitizer. So far, nothing

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:55 AM (fZuhk)

286 263 Since we are in a left right hand conversation it has been said most dictators, tyrants, and elected leaders come more often from left handed people. Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 01:48 PM (pHfeF) When I become dictator, you'll hold your fork in your left hand and your knife in your right. So let it be written; so let it be done.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 08:55 AM (sdi6R)

287 Is "divine intervention" a code word for "nuke them from orbit"? "Maybe" --SMOD

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 08:57 AM (39g3+)

288 @247, I dug out my Zire71 this week. I'm going to start using it again. I forgot how much I enjoyed writing on it. They changed iOS for larger screens and it's hell to use on my smaller screen SE. I have all my cool programs on the Zire. It was like a time capsule from 2008. And I still think the camera is cool.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 10, 2018 08:57 AM (Lqy/e)

289 Pope Francis Clarifies That God Just One Of Many Immortal Beings Who Speak To Him Every Day http://bit.ly/2HDMko1 Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:51 PM (yQpMk And here I thought the Onion only dealt in satire. /s

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 08:58 AM (LBSeG)

290 I expected Hamilton to be on pole but he is 4th, If Vettel wins for Ferrari it probably means a change in the force. Also hoped Haas would get points but not looking good for many.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 09:00 AM (pHfeF)

291 We left-handed people are just higher on the evolutionary scale.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (LsBY9)

292 Pope Francis Clarifies That God Just One Of Many Immortal Beings Who Speak To Him Every Day My guess is he means that he hears from what the Roman Catholic Church refers to as Saints, who are presumably immortal at this point.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (39g3+)

293 Good chance of a safety car some time in this race.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (pHfeF)

294 most dictators, tyrants, and elected leaders come more often from left handed people. Posted by: Skip It makes sense that we left-handers wind up ruling, though... lefties are 10% of the population but 20% of Mensa members. I don't think we're smarter on average, but, like "being white" or "being male", "being left-handed" puts you on a broader bell curve, so you have a better chance of being a super-genius or a super-idiot, rather than an average Joe/Jane. Fortunately for y'all, I have all the charisma of a baked potato, so I won't be dictating or tyrannizing anyone.

Posted by: mikeski at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (JGBbg)

295 Spencerian was designed for business use. There's books available to learn it and it's really beautiful when done well. Palm had to get rid of the original Graffiti after a lawsuit. I use Teal Script (which you can still buy) which lets you train the program in how you want to write the letters.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 10, 2018 09:02 AM (Lqy/e)

296 My guess is that would be the Catholic schools. A chart of quality vs cost in both systems would be eye opening I presume.
----
In Ontario the parochial RC "Separate" school system is fully funded like the secular public system and even though the RC schools only get about 50% of the funding per student as the public system, they usually do better scholastically. (Not that it's perfect either as there's plenty of p.c. and liberal junk there too.) I don't think there's much difference in teachers' pay but I don't know for sure.

(RC Quebec and Protestant Ontario agreed to treat each others minorities reciprocally in education I think for both when the two colonies were turned into one colony, and carried on later when Canada was created from four of the original colonies. Certainly from Canada's creation in 1867 anyway.)

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2018 09:03 AM (Evws/)

297 I have all my cool programs on the Zire. It was like a time capsule from 2008. And I still think the camera is cool. Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 10, 2018 01:57 PM (Lqy/e) And I bet Graffiti came right back to you as soon as you picked up the stylus. It's just like learning to steal a bike.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:03 AM (fZuhk)

298 Don't throw the cart out ahead of the bathwater.

The abysmal proficiency of blacks?  That's only counting the ones that didn't drop out.

50%+ of black men aren't even getting a high school participation trophy diploma.

Posted by: Moron Robbie: I choose to live my life as a black woman [/s] [/i] [/b] at June 10, 2018 09:03 AM (vDapD)

299 Pardon my ignorance but can someone explain to me what "willowed" means?

Posted by: ERC at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (fE9cf)

300 Safety car already

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (pHfeF)

301 "Justify 2:28+ / The Big Horse 2:24" If you credit Secretariat as an athlete, he's the best of all time. I'm fascinated by his Triple Crown run, where he still holds all three course records. His Belmont run was an amazing statistical outlier. It's not that the field sucked. Most Triple Crown winners would have been back with the pack had they run that day. American Phaoroh was closest and would still have lost by ten lengths. The jockey didn't use his whip on Big Red. He was just baggage.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:04 AM (pV/54)

302 Pope Francis Clarifies That God Just One Of Many Immortal Beings Who Speak To Him Every Day Remember, the reporter who wrote the story is likely a half-wit and the editor of the headline is likely a quarter-wit.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 09:05 AM (LsBY9)

303 It makes sense that we left-handers wind up ruling, though... lefties are 10% of the population but 20% of Mensa members.

---

And 30% of Who's Who of High School Students.

Posted by: Moron Robbie: I choose to live my life as a black woman [/s] [/i] [/b] at June 10, 2018 09:05 AM (vDapD)

304 Pardon my ignorance but can someone explain to me what "willowed" means? There is a commenter here, a dear lady named Willow who became more or less infamous for commenting late on threads, usually when everyone had moved to the next new post to comment on. So the term became "willowed" when you would post too late when few were around any more on a post.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (39g3+)

305 Pardon my ignorance but can someone explain to me what "willowed" means? Posted by: ERC at June 10, 2018 02:04 PM (fE9cf) To draft a really nice post that you think will start some good discussion or respond to a question with a considered and detailed response only to realize, after refreshing a few times after posting, that everyone moved on to the new thread about ten minutes ago.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (fZuhk)

306 "47 maybe it would help if they just renamed everything like a fantasy novel - in stead of california you could call it petalitia; the governor would be the grand wizard; the representatives would be fidledrumers who convene in the capital, lusitania; they're building a magic carpet that will run from the shires of las pebeluta to san lipilatua. couldn't hurt. Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 10, 2018 12:26 PM (Pg+x7)" You know, that would be an interesting thought experiment we could run. Semantics is subtle and very powerful. Words have meanings. Leftist corruption of the language over the past century is shaping the way we think about everything; something like this could change the way we think about the problem(s). Might be fun, too ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 10, 2018 09:06 AM (GNCPT)

307 There was bound to be some downside from PDT settling the Korean war before the NORKs nuked San Francisco.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/u][/s] at June 10, 2018 09:07 AM (FhXTo)

308 California represents 10% of the US population, yet 38% of all welfare payments go there. Don't tell me the rest of the country isn't subsidizing California's insanity.

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 10, 2018 09:07 AM (+Tibp)

309 Greatest Sports stars- all right handers ( haven't a clue. Just throwing out right handed propaganda)

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 09:07 AM (2DOZq)

310

 Remove the malevolent shitwipes from their respective positions throughout government and install people who are competent.
  This can be done when the state collapses. although I'm unaware of any example.
  State can't be allowed to secede and become an independent entity, the Union MUST remain united.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 10, 2018 09:08 AM (S/hVx)

311 301 "Justify 2:28+ / The Big Horse 2:24" If you credit Secretariat as an athlete, he's the best of all time. I'm fascinated by his Triple Crown run, where he still holds all three course records. Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 02:04 PM (pV/54) Wow. I didn't know that. The Belmont video is mind-blowing, and I never get tired of watching it.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 09:09 AM (sdi6R)

312 Semantics is subtle and very powerful.
----
They control the weather too!!!

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2018 09:09 AM (Evws/)

313 The jockey didn't use his whip on Big Red. He was just baggage. Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 02:04 PM (pV/54) Big Red was coasting at the end. Listen to Chic Anderson and you can hear him becoming more and more incredulous toward the end. "Moving like a tremendous machine!" ought to go down as one of the great announcer lines ever.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 09:10 AM (LsBY9)

314 Without looking at 40 page long instruction manual once. ------------ Reading the manual is for wusses. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at June 10, 2018 01:28 PM (K2jyi) and the manual would be only three pages, if you took out the French, the Spanish, the EPA disclosure, the OSHA bumf, and the warranty exclusions.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (WFV7d)

315 Pope Francis Clarifies That God Just One Of Many Immortal Beings Who Speak To Him Every Day == It's the Onion

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (hMwEB)

316 And the best thing to come out of California in a long, long time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcpIiPWwZ_Y

Posted by: Blutarski-esque 0.0 at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (+Tibp)

317 We left-handed people are just higher on the evolutionary scale. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh Left side of brain controls the right side of body. Right side of brain controls left side of body. Therefore, those of us who are left handed, are the only ones in our right minds.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at June 10, 2018 09:12 AM (J/LQs)

318 As long as Chic didn't say, "See that little monkey run!" he should be okay.

Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2018 09:13 AM (Evws/)

319 >> how come they get their own category separate from Asian? Because unlike all other Asians they used to be colonists of the US. Same deal for Puerto Rico, and until 1959 for Cuba, which is why the USG got so pi**ed at Castro.

Posted by: grayishpanther at June 10, 2018 09:13 AM (ty9Ew)

320 Hadriam, what of Finn?

Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2018 09:13 AM (wt+j+)

321 Two Select Dog wins, both for 5-point Grand Champion majors for our little gentleman.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 09:14 AM (LsBY9)

322 Semantics is subtle and very powerful. ---- They control the weather too!!! Posted by: andycanuck at June 10, 2018 02:09 PM (Evws/) ICATP* I Chorfled At This Post

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:15 AM (fZuhk)

323 I do not want to be a dictator. But criminy. I live on the second floor of an apt. The staircase has the handrail on the right side. I can't tell you how annoying this is. If I am carrying my purse and laptop, I naturally want them in my right hand, so I have to switch over so I can hold on to the railing. This was especially awesome on Christmas when the steps were covered with ice and and was toting 8 bags of prepared food and carrying them down the steps.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 09:15 AM (dJklA)

324 303 It makes sense that we left-handers wind up ruling, though... lefties are 10% of the population but 20% of Mensa members. ------------------------ Yet you jerk off with your right hand and then go about shaking people hands with it. Nasty and demented.

Posted by: Puddin Head at June 10, 2018 09:15 AM (vV/gB)

325 State can't be allowed to secede and become an independent entity, the Union MUST remain united. Posted by: irongrampa at June 10, 2018 02:08 PM (S/hVx) Why?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 09:16 AM (9BLnV)

326 A friend is a teacher and he tells me that the pension administrators tell him his pension is north of three million dollars. I've wondered for how long a young, mostly brown state is going to impoverish itself to provide incredibly good pensions to a bunch of old white people. What we need is a Hispanic Ronald Reagan in California - the political agenda pushed by Tom Steyer is absolutely devastating to the middle-class Hispanic family in Bakersfield. There is a fundamental political disconnect in California between the gentry liberals who run the state, and the working-class people who actually have to live in the state. Somebody needs to exploit that

Posted by: The ARC of History at June 10, 2018 09:16 AM (dlwIY)

327 Because unlike all other Asians they used to be colonists of the US. Same deal for Puerto Rico, and until 1959 for Cuba, which is why the USG got so pi**ed at Castro. Posted by: grayishpanther at June 10, 2018 02:13 PM (ty9Ew) well then, how come for college applications (and Affirmative Action) they get lumped in with Asians? so inconsistent

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 09:16 AM (hMwEB)

328 It makes sense that we left-handers wind up ruling, though... lefties are 10% of the population but 20% of Mensa members. ------------------------ Yet you jerk off with your right hand and then go about shaking people hands with it. Nasty and demented. Posted by: Puddin Head Left hand stays clean for eating.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at June 10, 2018 09:18 AM (J/LQs)

329 State can't be allowed to secede and become an independent entity, the Union MUST remain united. Posted by: irongrampa at June 10, 2018 02:08 PM (S/hVx) Why? Posted by: Anonymous White Male Voluntarily entered. Voluntarily leave. Constitution isn't a suicide pact.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at June 10, 2018 09:19 AM (J/LQs)

330 9 With apologies to our California Morons, I need to start making signs, bumper stickers, shirts, etc that say: "You're from California? SHUT UP." Posted by: pookysgirl at June 10, 2018 12:12 PM (XKZwp) -------------- I'll counter that with, "yeah, I'm from California. Why do you think I left?" I told my wife about the water bills signed by our Governor and told her that we're moving as soon as we can. Hopefully, about two years, give or take.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:20 AM (WEBkv)

331 Thanks CRT and hogmartin.

Posted by: ERC at June 10, 2018 09:20 AM (fE9cf)

332 Voluntarily entered. Voluntarily leave. Constitution isn't a suicide pact. Posted by: rickb223 Hey, wait....

Posted by: Survivors of War of Northern Aggression at June 10, 2018 09:20 AM (+Tibp)

333 (29 I'm investing in Honky Re-Education Camps. Lots of Wrongthink (tm) out there that needs fixing. The curriculum is pretty straight-forward, mostly just scheduled beatings and leftover hospital food.

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 10, 2018 09:21 AM (RuIsu)

334 I think the Koran tells one which hand to wipe their ass and which to eat from, as if the two do not touch eachother

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 09:21 AM (pHfeF)

335 315 Pope Francis Clarifies That God Just One Of Many Immortal Beings Who Speak To Him Every Day == It's the Onion Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 02:12 PM (hMwEB) --------------------- 20 years ago, one would have known that was parody.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:22 AM (WEBkv)

336 If you use the back arrow there's a series of other maps: One for percentage of ELLs, one for the Latino-White achievement gap, and one for the % of under 25s who are Latino. Not that the white kids are hitting it out of the park, but their numbers are nowhere near as dire as the Latinos. No mention of AAs or Asians either.

Posted by: PLUM at June 10, 2018 09:22 AM (txDrA)

337 we're moving as soon as we can. Hopefully, about two years, give or take. Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman <<< Better start saving your money. Saleability in CA is going down and prices in popular exile states are going up.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 09:23 AM (AEEhl)

338 Before the War of Northern Aggression we were citizens of a state first, and of the US second. That's no longer true. How do you have a meaningful secession when people can just walk over the border. Ane don't get me going about the financial implications. Britain can leave the Euro because it kept the pound. Italy can't without something like a war.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:23 AM (pV/54)

339 Good afternoon. It's Time For A National Conversation On Taking California Away From Californians I thought this would apply to general politics & social standards, but I see the post focused on education. Which is midstream between religion (upstream) and politics (down) as some bloggie said recently. So, vitally important. In any case, I'd rather see taking back than ceding territory by separation as so many suggest. Not one square inch. Push comes to shove, those NWO socialized urban hornet nests are going to be a real problem.

Posted by: mindful webworker - not one cubic foot at June 10, 2018 09:24 AM (ECLlc)

340 Someone commented last night that after he died there was a autopsy of the Secretariart and horse had much larger heart than one ever seen in a horse. Maybe that's why Secretariat had the strength and stamina.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 09:24 AM (0/+vJ)

341 These United States The United States

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 09:25 AM (AEEhl)

342 115 One third of America's welfare recipients live in California. Posted by: torabora at June 10, 2018 12:56 PM One of the reasons for that is some people on welfare still have enough motivation to shop for the best benefits. They will ask where benefits are highest and, finding out that would be California, they move there. Sometimes they move back after finding out the cost of living there is prohibitive. The government gets what it pays for and, if that is welfare cases, it will draw them like a magnet.

Posted by: Retired Gummint EE Who Made Referrals at June 10, 2018 09:26 AM (6kFCx)

343 Push comes to shove, those NWO socialized urban hornet nests are going to be a real problem. Posted by: mindful webworker DDT and D6s.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 09:26 AM (AEEhl)

344 Remember, the reporter who wrote the story is likely a half-wit and the editor of the headline is likely a quarter-wit. Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 02:05 PM (LsBY9) It's the Onion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2018 09:26 AM (WFV7d)

345 340 Someone commented last night that after he died there was a autopsy of the Secretariart and horse had much larger heart than one ever seen in a horse. Maybe that's why Secretariat had the strength and stamina. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 02:24 PM (0/+vJ) +++ I seem to remember in a book written about him that he also like to sleep lying down, which, I guess, is pretty unusual for a horse. Also that he was a bit of a chow hound.

Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 09:27 AM (dJklA)

346 Better start saving your money. Saleability in CA is going down and prices in popular exile states are going up. Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 02:23 PM (AEEhl) -------- We own our house free and clear. If we have to downsize to a mobile home in order to move out of state, we will.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:27 AM (WEBkv)

347 340 Someone commented last night that after he died there was a autopsy of the Secretariart and horse had much larger heart than one ever seen in a horse. Maybe that's why Secretariat had the strength and stamina. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 02:24 PM (0/+vJ) Meh. It didn't help *me* much.

Posted by: zombie Chris Penn at June 10, 2018 09:27 AM (NL6wI)

348 America's founding < 80 years > Civil War <80 years > WWII < 80 years > Current year

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 10, 2018 09:29 AM (rnAwa)

349 It's the Onion Hidden behind the bitly-shortened link, I was expecting to see a "real, but highly-spun" article about how he confabbed with Mary and the various Catholic Saints. Nope, pure Onion. (Even if missives from Loki would explain some of his other pronouncements.)

Posted by: mikeski at June 10, 2018 09:30 AM (JGBbg)

350 Try that again America's founding - 80 years - Civil War - 80 years - WWII - 80 years - Current year

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 10, 2018 09:30 AM (rnAwa)

351 OT, but it's time to ditch any interest in Microsoft. The idiotic ads for the surface laptop (I do bright colors for my blog...) are eerily similar to the end of BlackBerry. Remember the "food bloggers" Heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:31 AM (7LY+6)

352 319 >> how come they get their own category separate from Asian? Because unlike all other Asians they used to be colonists of the US. Same deal for Puerto Rico, and until 1959 for Cuba, which is why the USG got so pi**ed at Castro. Posted by: grayishpanther at June 10, 2018 02:13 PM (ty9Ew) ------------------------------ I dunno. It may be other Asians that put them in a different category. As much as they may dislike each other, Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese consider Filipinos to be ....different. (Cuba, BTW, was never a US colony.)

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 09:31 AM (0jtPF)

353 Posted by: zombie Chris Penn at June 10, 2018 02:27 PM (NL6wI) You weren't as big as a horse and couldn't run like one. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 09:31 AM (0/+vJ)

354 CA will become the next Detroit. Earners are leaving CA at a ratio higher than they are entering which diminishes the ability to sell property except in exclusive areas. There will be islands of opulence in a sea of swill.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 09:32 AM (AEEhl)

355 If you are going to bail out of California, do it sooner rather than later. If you wait until the stampede begins, you may get trampled, meaning you won't be able to get a decent price for your home because of all the others wanting to leave are also selling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2018 09:32 AM (WFV7d)

356 If you look at that Chart you'll also notice that Asians are racist for being smart.

Bastards.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 09:33 AM (2CQCl)

357 Hello horde. Beer break after spot spraying goats heads. Property owners, doing the jobs labor for hire won't do. Sadly I am watching Colorado follow California into ruin. Dem governor candidate #1. the NRA "sent* trucks to honk horns when we rammed thru a magazine capacity limit but I was not intimidated. eye roll. Dem candidate #2. She fought charter schools and prevented the closing of 380 (no doubt failing or under populated) schools to earn the NEA endorsement. Dem candidate #3. First openly gay parent in U.S. congress, uber progressive values but with name recognition he is not being as in your face about his socialist tendencies in his primary commercials.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 09:33 AM (r4KP2)

358 334 I think the Koran tells one which hand to wipe their ass and which to eat from, as if the two do not touch each other Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 02:21 PM Wipe left, eat right. Which means it is an insult if a Muslim offers to shake with left hand. Knowing that can cause awkward moments. A woman once shook my hand using her left. I was obviously surprised. Her husband told me she shook using her left because the left arm is closer to the heart. She appreciated the help I give her husband. Then shaking lefty did not seem so bad.

Posted by: Retired Gummint EE Who Still Serves at June 10, 2018 09:34 AM (6kFCx)

359 There will be islands of opulence in a sea of swill.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 02:32 PM (AEEhl)


So a perfect socialist state then.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 09:34 AM (2CQCl)

360 If you are going to bail out of California, do it sooner rather than later. If you wait until the stampede begins, you may get trampled, meaning you won't be able to get a decent price for your home because of all the others wanting to leave are also selling. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 10, 2018 02:32 PM (WFV7d) The U-Haul Index never lies.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:34 AM (fZuhk)

361 I thought Filipinos were Polynesian.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 09:34 AM (AEEhl)

362 Only not fat.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 09:34 AM (AEEhl)

363 There will be islands of opulence in a sea of swill." Been around the Sacramento area lately? "Will"?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 09:35 AM (7LY+6)

364 Because of this countries historical experience with a civil war based on geography, we tend to view civil wars through that paradigm. But that was a unique set of circumstances, and therefore our expectations and beliefs on that topic are deeply flawed. I do not believe, for many reasons, that there will be any actual "war" involving violent conflict, but IF there were, it would be much more like the English Civil War's of the 1640's, in which England split into multiple factions based on religion, class, and ideology. In town after town, the various groups would make war on each other, with the result that much of the country was burned to the ground by the time it was over. Cromwell, who ended up in charge of it all, was an unheard of nobody when it all began, and little to do with it's start. He was just one of those people who had the ability to militarily defeat everyone who tried to go up against him, and by the end nobody was left standing but him. That civil war has never been talked about much by anyone because it was so terrible, and because everyone on every side descended down into the depths of barbarity before it was over. Lower class mobs ransacked churches, murdered clergy, raped nuns. The nobility gathered groups of mercenaries and raced through poor villages in the night, slaughtering everyone they found. Anyone either side didn't like got burnt at the stake, just because. There was no law, there were no courts, there was no justice, just chaos for year after year. That's what a real civil war between the classes looks like. It was so bad that the Brits have spent the last 360 years trying to pretend it didn't happen.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2018 09:35 AM (k1TUh)

365 Our market in So Cal is still pretty hot but am hoping it would hold out for a few more years until hubby retires and sells his business and we are out of here. I'm lucky to be able to work remotely..

Posted by: IC at June 10, 2018 09:35 AM (P34oj)

366 245 Ignoramus The Sleep of Reason. That is a well crafted term. Consider it stolen. Thanks.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at June 10, 2018 09:35 AM (hyuyC)

367 n any case, I'd rather see taking back than ceding territory by separation as so many suggest. Not one square inch. Push comes to shove, those NWO socialized urban hornet nests are going to be a real problem. Posted by: mindful webworker - not one cubic foot at June 10, 2018 02:24 PM (ECLlc) Look at it logically. Let them leave. In fact, put walls around them. Once they no longer have a reliable food and water source, their population will dwindle precipitously. Then you can just walk in, offer them PBJ sandwiches for the land and, Shazam, you've returned them to the fold. Of course, don't forget to shoot the survivors before you leave.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 09:36 AM (9BLnV)

368 I could mention this on the book thread, but I'm here not here, so here goes. :^).. :..One of the best books about horses I've read is is "Seabiscuit" by Lauren Hillenbrand. It's about the owner, trainer and jockey of that horse who have interesting stories and worked together to make Seabiscuit the champion he was.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 09:37 AM (0/+vJ)

369 It may be other Asians that put them in a different category. As much as they may dislike each other, Chinese, Koreans, and Japanese consider Filipinos to be ....different. Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 02:31 PM (0jtPF) I said earlier that many Asians don't really consider Filipinos "truly" Asian. It was a Spanish colony for 400 years--and Filipinos have the surnames to prove it--and then won by the US in the Spanish American War. Oh, and they are Catholic.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 09:37 AM (y8Foj)

370 Fires, earthquakes, riots, super over-paid public "servants", what's not to like?

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 10, 2018 09:38 AM (RuIsu)

371 Apparently, even Ali Watkins is surprised at the reaction of her employer, The New York Times, to the reveal that she was shtupping for scoops. You see, that's why she didn't tell them that the Feds had raided her back in February, presumably thinking that the reveal would get her fired. Silly rabbit. Instead, the Times has circled the wagons and is blaming Trump for a fundamental threat to press freedom.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:39 AM (pV/54)

372 Instead, the Times has circled the wagons and is blaming Trump for a fundamental threat to press freedom. Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 02:39 PM (pV/54) So Trump grabbed her pussy too?

Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 09:40 AM (y8Foj)

373 he was a bit of a chow hound.
-----
Me too no matter which way you read that!

Posted by: hussein obama at June 10, 2018 09:41 AM (Evws/)

374 I read that Ali Watkins had "a meteoric rise to success".
I laughed.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 09:41 AM (2CQCl)

375 I think Ali Watkin's actions are despicable, but I wouldn't think they would fire her. She was getting information on the correct people; If she had been sleeping around to get tips to bring down Obama, it would have been a different story.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 09:41 AM (0/+vJ)

376 I guess I'm just dense, but why can't they see what their own policies are doing. To themselves? Even your average variety garden slug has a pain threshold.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 10, 2018 09:41 AM (Y9uH4)

377 In all seriousness, California should lose its statehood until the full removal of invaders and criminals can be completed. They have been in a state of insurrection for over a decade at least.

Posted by: Pickles at June 10, 2018 09:42 AM (O6j88)

378 >>Apparently, even Ali Watkins is surprised at the reaction of her employer, The New York Times, to the reveal that she was shtupping for scoops. You see, that's why she didn't tell them that the Feds had raided her back in February, presumably thinking that the reveal would get her fired. Silly rabbit. This of course presupposes they didn't know all along.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 10, 2018 09:42 AM (/tuJf)

379 My wife is left handed. She always comments on how much easier it is for a left hander to write from right to left, rather than the way we do. She says that the reason Hebrew is written from right to left is that Moses saw God writing his commandments on the tablets, up on Mt. Sinai, and God was left handed, so Moses taught everyone to write the way God showed him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2018 09:42 AM (k1TUh)

380 >>Apparently, even Ali Watkins is surprised at the reaction of her employer, The New York Times, to the reveal that she was shtupping for scoops. You see, that's why she didn't tell them that the Feds had raided her back in February, presumably thinking that the reveal would get her fired. Silly rabbit. Instead, the Times has circled the wagons and is blaming Trump for a fundamental threat to press freedom. - - - - - Leaks win Pulitzers, and the NYT knows this from their own award-winning journalists. That, and it's always opposite day with the Resistance. If Trump is against it, they are for it. However, I would not be surprised if she's quietly reassigned to something boring...

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 10, 2018 09:43 AM (W+vEI)

381 368 Posted by: FenelonSpoke ++++++++++++++++++++ Excellent story about perseverance, luck and a hell of a trainer. I think jockey's were the original 'rons.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 10, 2018 09:44 AM (Y9uH4)

382 "The Sleep of Reason." I stole it first. It's from an art work by Goya The sleep of reasons breeds monsters. https://tinyurl.com/y9mdo2b2 If we look back 50 years from now, things like CAGW are going to look silly, if not tragic.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:45 AM (pV/54)

383 Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 10, 2018 02:44 PM (Y9uH4) I'm not into horse racing and I don't ride horses, but the stories were just so compelling. I think I've read it twice or three times by now.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 09:45 AM (0/+vJ)

384 Speaking of freedom...the Obama regs now classify luxury cigars under the same stringent regs as cigarettes. These are threatening to put the Ybor City Fl. cigar makers (and its 100's of women cigar makers) out of business. Steyn had an owner on and he asked help with a petition to trump to reclassify cigars. 

savecigarcity.com
just sayin.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 09:45 AM (2CQCl)

385 368 I could mention this on the book thread, but I'm here not here, so here goes. :^).. :..One of the best books about horses I've read is is "Seabiscuit" by Lauren Hillenbrand. It's about the owner, trainer and jockey of that horse who have interesting stories and worked together to make Seabiscuit the champion he was. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 02:37 PM (0/+vJ) +++ That's the one I read. Not Secretariat at all. What a moron (ette) I am!

Posted by: washrivergal at June 10, 2018 09:46 AM (dJklA)

386 Seabiscuit is a great book, I recommend it highly. Not only is it the great stuff in the film, but a ton of other stuff not mentioned and details left out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at June 10, 2018 09:49 AM (39g3+)

387 383 This was all happening during the depression, and Seabiscuit was a rock star. Once you win over regular people, the world is yours.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at June 10, 2018 09:49 AM (Y9uH4)

388 >>That's the one I read. Not Secretariat at all. What a moron (ette) I am! There is a Secretariat movie...

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 10, 2018 09:49 AM (W+vEI)

389 Seabiscuit is a good movie, made from the book. Good for all ages.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:49 AM (pV/54)

390 384 - But those are luxury cigars, smoked by rich white one-percenter males! Why, those poor women cigar makers are metaphorically grabbed by the p***y every day!!one!1!

Posted by: mikeski at June 10, 2018 09:50 AM (JGBbg)

391 Posted by: JoeF. at June 10, 2018 01:50 PM (y8Foj) People often make that that comment on here about the states which they don't like; It gets tiresome and of course, NJ has had Republican governors and may again if Murphy continue to be tax & spend liberal who supports sanctuary states. I also appreciate what youhave said about quaint little little historic towns and rural places in NJ. The taxes and traffic are terrible, but people who have only travelled into Newark airport and flown out of there don't really know about the state. It would be like me saying all of Michigan looks like the bad parts of Detroit.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 09:53 AM (0/+vJ)

392 The Times is playing with fire. The Pentagon Papers isn't the precedent they think it is. (It's about prior restraint of something that was "historical" and borderline classified, that they got from a whistleblower). Blowing an old guy to get real-time classified information. Running regular co-ordinated efforts to solicit leaks of classified information. How is that different from a Russian black op? At least the Russians would vet what they got, and wouldn't just make shit up.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 09:55 AM (pV/54)

393 357 ---....Sadly I am watching Colorado follow California into ruin..... Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 02:33 PM (r4KP2) ----------------------------------- Breaks my heart. Colorado was the first place we lived after immigrating (LEGALLY!!!) to the US. How it has changed! *sigh* Ah well. Virginia, where I've lived for ages now, is descending into idiocy too.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 09:55 AM (0jtPF)

394 There is a Secretariat movie... Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2018 02:49 PM (W+vEI) I saw that. I liked it. I think there is also a movie about SeaBiscuit based on the book, starring Tobey Maguire (sp) but I didn't see that

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 09:55 AM (0/+vJ)

395 For those interested, here's Mister Metokur's E3 2018 livestream: https://youtu.be/K4F5PgwadoM

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 09:57 AM (NL6wI)

396 There is a Secretariat movie...
Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2018 02:49 PM (W+vEI)


I read for that part!

Posted by: Sarah Jessica Parker at June 10, 2018 09:59 AM (oVJmc)

397 Tom Servo Our founding fathers were still affected by the aftermath of the English Civil War. It was part of the culture of their parents and grandparents. One reason the Constitution came out the way it did. The British Army is still the British Army because of the beheading of Charles the 1st and the English Civil War. That monarchy can call a regiment or branch of service Royal, like Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, or Queen's Royal Hussars, but not the Army. A great memory, the Windsors.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at June 10, 2018 10:02 AM (hyuyC)

398 384 Speaking of freedom...the Obama regs now classify luxury cigars under the same stringent regs as cigarettes. These are threatening to put the Ybor City Fl. cigar makers (and its 100's of women cigar makers) out of business. Steyn had an owner on and he asked help with a petition to trump to reclassify cigars. savecigarcity.com just sayin. Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 02:45 PM (2CQCl) ------------------------- Thanks for sharing that. I hope the business can be saved. Damn the bureaucrats. Damn them.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 10:02 AM (0jtPF)

399 >>Sadly I am watching Colorado follow California into ruin..... >>Breaks my heart. Mine, too. We finally left.

Posted by: Lizzy [/i] at June 10, 2018 10:02 AM (W+vEI)

400 if we fail, it ensures job security.  progressive mantra. just like politicians that keep all hot issues unsolved so they can raise funds on their promise to fix.

Posted by: TANSTAASFL at June 10, 2018 10:04 AM (Wa5hI)

401 Colorado's tax laws might hold it together a while longer; it's hard to fund a bunch of Leftist-shithole programs on a sub-5% tax rate. Though once the population is Lefty enough, I guess they can vote higher taxes on themselves.

Posted by: mikeski at June 10, 2018 10:04 AM (JGBbg)

402 176 step 1: everyone who wasn't born here in #Failifornia just GTFO. i don't care if you're from New York or Nuevo Loredo, or any other shithole around the world.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 01:22 PM (huVNL)

 

That would kick out my parents and one of my brothers.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 10:05 AM (gjGvH)

403 Aside from the fact, that even though it's a lovely state I can't stand the crazily progressive politics of California, but I would never suggest nuking it or any state from orbit. I think there would be some teeny, weeny implications for the rest of the country if any state was nuked/sarc. aside from the fact that there are lot of innocent people there an do we really want to nuke states even if they are leftist?. Sounds barbaric.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:06 AM (0/+vJ)

404 My wife is left handed. She always comments on how much easier it is for a left hander to write from right to left, rather than the way we do. She says that the reason Hebrew is written from right to left is that Moses saw God writing his commandments on the tablets, up on Mt. Sinai, and God was left handed, so Moses taught everyone to write the way God showed him. Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2018 02:42 PM (k1TUh) Nah, that was God's factotum, Igor.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 10:07 AM (9BLnV)

405 192
I can eat with both hands.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 01:26 PM (LsBY9)

 

I'm quite ambidextrous at...well, nevermind.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 10:07 AM (gjGvH)

406 I got lost in the YouTubes and ended up watching Game 7 of the 1960 World Series. That was a good one.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 10:09 AM (sdi6R)

407 And I like writing cuisine and I still do. I'm much better at writing things in cursive than I obviously am at typing. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:10 AM (0/+vJ)

408 "Royal Navy" The forerunner of the Union Jack predates the Act of Union that legally united Scotland with England, and was used by the Navy because it was the sovereign's fleet and he/she had the crowns for England, Scotland and Ireland. The Union Jack superimposes the flags of all three.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 10, 2018 10:10 AM (pV/54)

409 Writing CURSIVE! Bah!!!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:10 AM (0/+vJ)

410 There will be islands of opulence in a sea of swill. Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 02:32 PM (AEEhl) I prefer my swill with opulence.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 10:11 AM (9BLnV)

411 I prefer my swill with opulence. Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 03:11 PM (9BLnV) LOL.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:12 AM (0/+vJ)

412 227
How did you come to have this skill?
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:25 PM (yQpMk)

Usually it's a broken hand.
Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 01:26 PM (2DOZq)
 
Born left-hander, forced to be right-hander in Kinder.  Used to be able to write equally will with both hands until 3rd or 4th grade, when I went right-handed for good.  Can eat using knives, spoons, forks, & chopsticks with both hands.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 10:14 AM (gjGvH)

413 403. * reads anti-nuking comments. Removes fen from Palpatine Greater Eurasian Co-Prosperity Sphere newsletter list *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 10, 2018 10:14 AM (fA1SL)

414 I think there would be some teeny, weeny implications for the rest of the country if any state was nuked/sarc. aside from the fact that there are lot of innocent people there an do we really want to nuke states even if they are leftist?. Sounds barbaric. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 03:06 PM (0/+vJ) Why take a chance? - Remo Gaggi

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at June 10, 2018 10:15 AM (9BLnV)

415 In the old days, writing right-handed kept your hand out of the wet ink.

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 10, 2018 10:15 AM (RuIsu)

416 278 273 Pope Francis Clarifies That God Just One Of Many Immortal Beings Who Speak To Him Every Day

http://bit.ly/2HDMko1
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:51 PM (yQpMk)

Dear Lord. Hush, Francis.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 01:52 PM (ycWCI)

 

What has he been toking?

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 10:18 AM (gjGvH)

417 A friend in high school was born left handed but his mother made him use his right hand because she said it was socially unacceptable to be left handed. He still used his left hand when she wasn't looking so he ended up ambidextrous.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 10, 2018 10:18 AM (IqV8l)

418
367
Look at it logically. Let them leave. In fact, put walls around them. Once they no longer have a reliable food and water source, their population will dwindle precipitously. Then you can just walk in, offer them PBJ sandwiches for the land and, Shazam, you've returned them to the fold. Of course, don't forget to shoot the survivors before you leave. Posted by: Anonymous White Male


Newsletter?

Posted by: Under Fire Will Never Sport Eyebrow Toupes at June 10, 2018 10:18 AM (r9UYA)

419 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 10, 2018 03:14 PM (fA1SL) Can I still come to the annual diner? I like greater Eurasian food. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:19 AM (0/+vJ)

420 278 273 Pope Francis Clarifies That God Just One Of Many Immortal Beings Who Speak To Him Every Day http://bit.ly/2HDMko1 Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 01:51 PM (yQpMk) Dear Lord. Hush, Francis. Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 01:52 PM (ycWCI) What has he been toking? Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 03:18 PM (gjGvH) Witch one does he listen to?

Posted by: Pickles at June 10, 2018 10:19 AM (O6j88)

421 Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 01:52 PM (ycWCI) It's an article from "The Onion", apparently.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:20 AM (0/+vJ)

422 The Californians themselves are the problem. National divorce is the only peaceful solution

Posted by: Ali Watkins Commemorative Hallway Stain at June 10, 2018 10:22 AM (Nh1kM)

423 Gee, look what happens when you de-aggregate the results. It's almost like that's the real story behind the "abysmal" test scores of "American" students.

Posted by: BunnyFooFoo at June 10, 2018 10:23 AM (fdjeU)

424 I have to give the Russians the win on who had the worst Civil War. Other Civil wars don't come close to the number killed.

Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 10:24 AM (2DOZq)

425 Hmm, I take the doggeh home and hit the grocery store and I thought the food thread would be up. That's what I get for thinking.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:25 AM (LBSeG)

426 I have a stepson and family in California. I'd talk to them but we don't talk.

Posted by: Northernlurker lighter less filing at June 10, 2018 10:26 AM (eAMlh)

427 424. SMR theory at work. Go big or go home.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 10, 2018 10:26 AM (fA1SL)

428 That's sad, Northernlurker.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:27 AM (LBSeG)

429 That's what I get for thinking. Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 03:25 PM (LBSeG) It is an insalubrious habit.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 10:29 AM (fZuhk)

430 423 BunnyFooFoo What is the executive summary?

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i][/b][/s] at June 10, 2018 10:29 AM (hyuyC)

431 416---What has he been toking? Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 03:18 PM (gjGvH) ------------------------- Yeah, it's the Onion, but the fact that so many of us believed it speaks volumes for this pope!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 10:31 AM (0jtPF)

432 424 I have to give the Russians the win on who had the worst Civil War. Other Civil wars don't come close to the number killed. Posted by: Count of Monte Dracula at June 10, 2018 03:24 PM (2DOZq) The French revolution was also not exactly a cakewalk. I think when it comes down to it though, the Russian revolution ushered in a Terror that did not end for 80 years. But that also brings us to the Chinese revolution. Hmm, seems like there is a theme here.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 10:31 AM (ycWCI)

433 Corker and Toomey need to eat a bag of dicks.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:32 AM (LBSeG)

434 430: w/o reading I can guess: illegal alien scores very low. Black scores also low (mostly because its human nature to live down to expectations and racist lefty teachers set very low bar for blacks, plus the rap culture et al tells them not to engage in schoolwork)

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 10:33 AM (r4KP2)

435 took a migraine pill ear it worked, thankfully but now I am so enervated

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 10:33 AM (hMwEB)

436 Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 03:31 PM (0jtPF) I didn't read it, but in just hearing the headline I thought it meant asking for the intercession of the Saints and Mary for intercession. I was thinking he was praying to Allah or Vishnu or something.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (0/+vJ)

437 434 winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (LBSeG)

438 The president looks tired. I think he misses Melania.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 10:34 AM (AEEhl)

439 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 03:34 PM (0/+vJ) Meant asking for the intercession of the Saints and Mary in prayer. I WASN"T think he was praying to Allah or Vishnu or something.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:36 AM (0/+vJ)

440 433 Corker and Toomey need to eat a bag of dicks.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 03:32 PM (LBSeG)

Nah, they might enjoy it.

Posted by: jim at June 10, 2018 10:37 AM (gjGvH)

441 The Chinese might beat out the Russians in civil war killings when the Communist took over.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 10:37 AM (pHfeF)

442 The president looks tired. I think he misses Melania. Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 03:34 PM (AEEhl) Well, it's a LONG flight from Canada to Singapore. I;d be tired too and I'm more that 10 years younger than he is.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:37 AM (0/+vJ)

443 I am not squishy on this but Toomey does a good job I think.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 10:38 AM (pHfeF)

444 I thought I read it was a 21 hr flight or some such. Long time to be riding in a metal tube in the sky.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:39 AM (LBSeG)

445 Well, it's a LONG flight from Canada to Singapore. Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 03:37 PM (0/+vJ) ♪ To the sweetest girl I know... ♫

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 10:40 AM (fZuhk)

446 Gee, look what happens when you de-aggregate the results. It's almost like that's the real story behind the "abysmal" test scores of "American" students. During the period where the Wisconsin Democrats fled the state legislature, the Wisconsin teachers union proudly pointed out that Wisconsin's student test scores were better than the student test scores in backward, troglodyte Texas. It was pointed out that the test scores for white students in Texas were better than for white students in Wisconsin, the test scores for Hispanic students in Texas were better than for Hispanic students in Wisconsin, and the test scores for black students in Texas were better than for black students in Wisconsin. It's just that Wisconsin had mostly white students, and Texas had mostly minority students - adjust for that, and Texas did considerably better.

Posted by: The ARC of History at June 10, 2018 10:40 AM (dlwIY)

447 The President looks like he has chunks of the G7 in his stool.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 10:40 AM (MVjcR)

448 Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 03:39 PM (LBSeG) Should have put the meetings off for another day. Jackwagons in the media will talk about how tired Trump is. Like Hillary would be less tired??!!.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:41 AM (0/+vJ)

449 444 I thought I read it was a 21 hr flight or some such. Long time to be riding in a metal tube in the sky. Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 03:39 PM (LBSeG) On the other hand, I bet riding in AF1 is a bit better than flying United in coach. More leg room, I'll bet.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at June 10, 2018 10:41 AM (ycWCI)

450 I am not squishy on this but Toomey does a good job I think. Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 03:38 PM (pHfeF) Was just passing by fox news. He and Corker are amending the Defense bill to limit PDJT's ability to affect trade agreements.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:41 AM (LBSeG)

451 Posted by: gm at June 10, 2018 12:58 PM (/LIOp) I'm sure this thread is almost dead, but I would like to put in a plug for cursive for (relatively) normal people. I am mildly dyslexic and cursive does *wonders* for keeping all the letters going the correct direction.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 10, 2018 10:41 AM (rp9xB)

452 My handwriting is sort of a hybridized print and cursive. I'm special.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 10:43 AM (MVjcR)

453 *waves to Polliwog* How have you been? Haven't seen you in a while. I was expecting you to turn up in the gaming thread to recruit new meatplayers.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 10:43 AM (fZuhk)

454 The Chinese might beat out the Russians in civil war killings when the Communist took over.
Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 03:37 PM (pHfeF)



Only because the Khmer Rouge had a much smaller initial population pool to start with.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 10:44 AM (2K6fY)

455 Oh, good, Corker. let's just continue to pay $250.00 on American dirt going to other countries.. Can the people in his state please write to he and the other guy? When I try to write people in the Congress who represent other states I often get blocked

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:44 AM (0/+vJ)

456 79 who the heck uses fake eyebrows? Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at June 10, 2018 12:39 PM (hMwEB) Fake country's fake leaders.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 10:45 AM (5jVnA)

457 Toomey does a good job?

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 10:45 AM (AEEhl)

458 My handwriting is sort of a hybridized print and cursive. I'm special. Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 03:43 PM (MVjcR) Same, sometimes on the same page. And my lower-case 'd' looks like a backward numeral six, and lower-case 'f' looks like a long 's'. Ain't special though.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 10:45 AM (fZuhk)

459 Ahhhhh!!! Running around with my hair on fire-not American dirt, American dairy, Damn autocorrect.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:45 AM (0/+vJ)

460 432--- For a civil-war civil war, Spain did a nasty. True, the US excelled in casualties, but for door-to-door, brother-to-brother butchery, Spain was .....interesting. The divisions there were more like what we would see in a civil war here between lefties and contras. A few regions as lefty strongholds, a few contra. But much of it urban vs, rural. And the American Left would doubtless expend a lot of energy on internecine fighting, just as the lefty Spics did, dividing the spoils before they are won.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 10:45 AM (0jtPF)

461 Since Felelon is here, I should have used BOD. My apologies ma'am.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:46 AM (LBSeG)

462 if you nuke #Failifornia, just remember what is down wind from here...

all y'all.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at June 10, 2018 10:46 AM (huVNL)

463 Same, sometimes on the same page. And my lower-case 'd' looks like a backward numeral six, and lower-case 'f' looks like a long 's'. Ain't special though. Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 03:45 PM (fZuhk) -------- That 'f' is holding you back, bro!

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 10:46 AM (MVjcR)

464 I do know I haven't written much in cursive in last bunch of years and when I do try to write something its a bit sloppy. I always use to have good penmanship from school days.

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 10:46 AM (pHfeF)

465 Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 03:43 PM (fZuhk) Pretty good. We're going to be moving soon, my parents are coming to TX and leasing our house while I buy sister's house and she and her husband and 5 new kids 20-2 years old get a *new* house in the same neighborhood. It's exactly what we wanted but I'm not online nearly as much since I have actual meatspace stuff to take care of.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 10, 2018 10:47 AM (rp9xB)

466 Is that real-the fake eyebrows thing on Trudeau?. Apparently Macron tried to squeeze Trump's hand really hard. left a mark and then winked at someone/ What a bunch of sophomoric world leaders

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:47 AM (0/+vJ)

467 no other threads today, or is CBD packing to leave Joisy?

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at June 10, 2018 10:48 AM (huVNL)

468 Same, sometimes on the same page. And my lower-case 'd' looks like a backward numeral six, and lower-case 'f' looks like a long 's'. Ain't special though. Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 03:45 PM (fZuhk) Try transcribing atty writing. Makes my head hurt sometimes.

Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 10:48 AM (LBSeG)

469 I am in a red/blue state

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 10:48 AM (pHfeF)

470 Can we get a drop-down menu on that chart with an option for each of the 57 genders?

Thanks in advance ...

Posted by: ShainS [b][/b][i][/i][s][/s][u][/u] at June 10, 2018 10:48 AM (BiLU+)

471 There was a picture circulating of Ron Paul's eyebrow askew.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 10, 2018 10:48 AM (AEEhl)

472 447 The President looks like he has chunks of the G7 in his stool. Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 03:40 PM (MVjcR) Take off, eh.

Posted by: Justin Trudeau's Eye Merkin at June 10, 2018 10:48 AM (5jVnA)

473 450 Was just passing by fox news. He and Corker are amending the Defense bill to limit PDJT's ability to affect trade agreements. Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 03:41 PM (LBSeG) Well, that's just peachy.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 10:48 AM (NL6wI)

474 Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 03:46 PM (huVNL) It's fine, red. I think you may be the only gentleman here who's concerned about my sensibilities. :^) (Although i don't think I heard that phrase before I started posting here but I've heard it a lot now.).

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 10:49 AM (0/+vJ)

475 In the old days, writing right-handed kept your hand out of the wet ink. I sorta miss blotters.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at June 10, 2018 10:49 AM (HaL55)

476 *Now* is the Food Thread.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at June 10, 2018 10:50 AM (rp9xB)

477 Our primary is coming on Tuesday, and I've got to decide which sack of manure I'm gonna vote for guv here in SC. Any body want to tell me who I ought to vote for. Henruh McMastuh sort of chaps my behind. Some (dirty) old man at the barber shop said he was gonna vote for Catherine Templeton, 'cause "she's purty". Should I follow suit? It's likely going to be run-off between her and Foghorn Henruh.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at June 10, 2018 10:50 AM (8O3HH)

478 Let's see

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 10:50 AM (pHfeF)

479 Margarita, try reading Orwell's Homage to Catalonia, it has information that is glossed over in other sources.

The Communists were in a vicious fight with the Anarchists, and the Anarchists thought it was important to first defeat the Nationalists first.
While the Anarchist militias were guarding the frontiers the Communists first arrested all the Anarchists they could find, then called back the militia officers and imprisoned them, and then broke up the militias and started arresting the individual militiamen if they decided to.


Later, and this is not covered by Orwell but third hand oral history, the Nationalists took each town, recognized that the majority of the prisoners in the big prisons were Anarchists, and shot them out of hand.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 10:50 AM (2K6fY)

480 CBD is in the house

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 10:51 AM (pHfeF)

481 Apparently Macron tried to squeeze Trump's hand really hard. left a mark and then winked at someone/ What a bunch of sophomoric world leaders Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 10, 2018 03:47 PM (0/+vJ) ---------------------- The bombastic salesman who is our president is the adult in the room? Good grief. I use "bombastic salesman" in the descriptive, not the pejorative.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 10:51 AM (WEBkv)

482 no other threads today, or is CBD packing to leave Joisy? The cobs are celebrating James Monroe's b'day.

Posted by: JT at June 10, 2018 10:53 AM (ooaiz)

483 479 Margarita, try reading Orwell's Homage to Catalonia.... Posted by: Kindltot at June 10, 2018 03:50 PM (2K6fY) -------------------------- Yep. Have done so.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at June 10, 2018 10:55 AM (0jtPF)

484 In the old days, writing right-handed kept your hand out of the wet ink. The original writing was actually made for left-handers (right to left). This is because these writing systems came from etching, first, which is done from right-to-left naturally for right-handers (holding the chisel in the left hand and hammering with the right moves naturally from right to left). But when they advanced to writing from etching they brought over the direction (right-to-left) which for writing is more natural for a left hander. So some of the oldest written languages got stuck with a left-handed writing direction.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 10, 2018 10:56 AM (ZxqOz)

485 There was no magic telepathic signal that made every leftist nutcase in America go to the same place. They were drawn there, deliberately. Posted by: Apostate at June 10, 2018 01:09 PM (z2FAZ) No. There was Scott McKenzie and his poxy song, news coverage of the "Summer of Love," and any number of movies glorifying the California lifestyle. Economic opportunities and the lifestyle attracted the best from the country and the world. The hippie crap attracted the worst, the crazies (hello, zombie Charles Manso (OH)n and Jim Jones (IN)), the druggies, the fruits (e.g. Harvey Milk, from NYC), and the hard-left types from all over the country.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at June 10, 2018 10:56 AM (+CzJu)

486 Hey Has Fidel Castro's son Soyboy Justin Trudeau's fake Eyebrow fell off today. Just Checking

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 10, 2018 11:05 AM (y3aQB)

487 People are still making the classic error of believing that government education systems are about making people smarter.

Posted by: MW at June 10, 2018 11:48 AM (wNx6K)

488 450 I am not squishy on this but Toomey does a good job I think. Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2018 03:38 PM (pHfeF) Was just passing by fox news. He and Corker are amending the Defense bill to limit PDJT's ability to affect trade agreements. Posted by: Infidel at June 10, 2018 03:41 PM (LBSeG) Is Toomey up for re-election? Does he want me to vote for the Democrat? Because that's how you get me to vote for the Democrat. What a POS cuck he is.

Posted by: rickl at June 10, 2018 12:08 PM (sdi6R)

489 http://bit.ly/2MgnX3j ==== New leak indictment spells disaster for McCabe - True Pundit

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at June 10, 2018 12:20 PM (y3aQB)

490 Orwell's Homage to Catalonia I second that this is essential reading for anticommunists, especially in the Hispanic tradition. Like Burke's 'Reflections on the Revolution in France' need to be read by anticommunists in the French tradition.

Posted by: starbucks at June 10, 2018 12:29 PM (/Gyw3)

491 /off sock (although you could have guessed who this was from my asshole-prof writing style)

Posted by: boulder t'hobo hopes he's not turning into chemjeff at June 10, 2018 12:30 PM (/Gyw3)

492 Wasn't Pelosi a Baltimorean?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 10, 2018 12:31 PM (/Gyw3)

493 But when they advanced to writing from etching they brought over the direction (right-to-left) which for writing is more natural for a left hander. So some of the oldest written languages got stuck with a left-handed writing direction. What about ancient Greek which went both ways?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 12:40 PM (yQpMk)

494 What about ancient Greek which went both ways? Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 05:40 PM (yQpMk) Greeks going both ways is a bit of an improvement over their natural tendencies. As to writing, the Greek alphabet came much later. They took it from Hebrew (and they screwed it up, too, thinking that some guttural consonants were vowels, so the Greeks put actual vowels into their letters, which was something totally new and a huge improvement!).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at June 10, 2018 12:52 PM (ZxqOz)

495 The DEM nominee in CA-51 (Duncan Hunter) is Ammar Campa-Najjar, the grandson of the ringleader of the 1972 Munich terror attack on the Israeli Olympic team.

Posted by: strawdog at June 10, 2018 01:00 PM (Cssks)

496 I've been out of the news cycle for about a week and just noticed John McCain is still alive. Shit.

Posted by: Under Fire Will Never Sport Eyebrow Toupes at June 10, 2018 01:15 PM (r9UYA)

497 19 I think California is a useful experiment, showing what happens when you give the radical left too much power. This is what you get, people. Don't listen to them. Its tyranny + failure.



Actually, the results in California are the result of allowing the voting rolls to be hopelessly corrupted by introducing the Motor Voter Act and not checking their nationality before they vote.


Yes, the cause IS this simple.   Most of the disasters are because of non-citizens voting.     One side approves and embraces illegal voting, the other side is too nice to make an issue of it.    Because those that are stealing and their supporters will call them racist, or something.

The same thing is starting in Seattle en masse, and got it's start also because of Motor Voting supporting Leftists.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 10, 2018 02:10 PM (UsCnO)

498 Google: Average IQ by nation/country' How many 'immigrants' live in California? From which nations?

Posted by: The Hot Gates at June 10, 2018 02:24 PM (+/OBU)

499 >> (Cuba, BTW, was never a US colony.) Respectfully I differ. Cuba was ceded to the US by Spain per the Treaty of Paris in 1898, and declared independence FROM the US in 1902, but "Under Cuba's new constitution, the U.S. retained the right to intervene in Cuban affairs and to supervise its finances and foreign relations" (Wikipedia) and when its postal system was established, at first it used US stamps and stamped envelopes surcharged with values in centavos. I'll accept the contention "Cuba wasn't a US colony FOR VERY LONG," but honestly, sounds pretty colonial to me.

Posted by: grayishpanther at June 10, 2018 06:13 PM (ty9Ew)

500 I live in Placer county, the best scoring county in the state. Let us rule the state and in 10 years, we'll be great again.

But the Blue Authoritarian State govt is coming for our water rights.

Posted by: DrDeano at June 11, 2018 08:26 AM (didR+)

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